Koh Trong Island

Are you looking for something different? Are you adventurous? Koh Trong Island is another of Cambidoans diamonds in the rough – or luxury for $50! Koh Trong Island If you find yourself in the town of Kratie, you should consider a worthwhile side trip. Splitting the Mekong River in two is Koh Trong Island. This…

Mondulkiri

Cambodia’s Great Escape Cambodia is hot, damn hot. In fact, some people describe the seasons as hotter or hottest. To escape that, there is a place you can go: Mondulkiri. But it is more than just about cool weather and cool places. This is where there are rugged hills with majestic waterfalls, unique tribal people…

Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 2

In this second part of a three-part series about Cambodia’s offshore islands, you will experience some, but not all, of the smaller and less visited islands. There are also one or two of the better-known Cambodian islands. Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 2 After visiting Koh Kong, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samlouem you could…

Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part series about Cambodia’s offshore islands. In part one, the islands visited are Koh Kong, Koh Rong, and Koh Rong Samloem. Part two will take a look at some of the less and some of the rarely visited islands. Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 1 Have you ever…

Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville: Beaches, the New Macao The town of Sihanoukville, or Kompong Som, is a coastal destination south of Phnom Penh: it is also known as “Snooky”. While this dusty and hilly place won’t win any beautiful-town competitions with its excessive and often unwanted development and dozens of casinos, it does have one draw card. Also,…

Koh Dach

There are many day trips by bicycle from Phnom Penh. One place northeast of the capital is Koh Dach; known as “Silk Island” by foreigners. It is a pair of islands in the Mekong River about five kilometres from the Japanese Friendship Bridge. So, leave the hustle and bustle of the capital for the day…

Pailin to Battambang

If you want to attempt some adventure cycling, then take a look at Pailin to Battambang. It is not far from Battambang and only about 15 kilometres from the Thai-Cambodia border. So, you can enter from Thailand or make a side trip from Battambang, or vice versa. Either way, it is an adventure you won’t…

Pailin

Cambodia’s Wild West One of Cambodia’s rarely visited destinations is Pailin Province. Few tourists go there, which is reason enough to put the province in your travel plans. The area has a long history and although Pailin City is small with a wild-west flavour, there are plenty of places to visit in and around town….

Siem Reap Province

In Khmer, the Siem Reap in Siem Reap Province means “Siam Defeated”, or more accurately “Siam Kneel”. Not a happy entry point into Cambodia if you are Thai. Siem Reap is also the name of the province the town is located in. Siem Reap Province is famous for the ancient city of Angkor; however, the…

Cyclebodia | Cambodia on a Bicycle

Phnom Penh to Battambang   Cyclebodia takes you on a journey from Phnom Pen to Battambang via Kampong Chhnang and Pursat. When you start early Phnom Penh is quiet: not much traffic, the city is waking up, and an army of street sweepers come into play. Lots of Phnom Penhers like to exercise in the…

Phnom Penh to Kampong Som

Where’s that you say? Well, Kampong Som is better known as Sihanoukville, or the new Macao. Any way you look at it, the town is worth a visit. Although the Chinese are busily turning it into the casino capital of Southeast Asia, it still has places to escape to. And as a cycling destination, it…

Cycling In Cambodia | Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham

Cycling in Cambodia is on the rise and is a great way to learn about the country and the Khmer people. If you cycle around Phnom Penh in the early morning, you will see many groups of cyclists hitting the road and enjoying the early day with their other friends. Cycling has advanced from a…