Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

As Vietnam’s two largest cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are almost two thousand kilometers apart and 31 hours by car. If you saw my recent post on East Asian travel visas – if not you can see it here – you’ll know it will be worth your while to stay in Vietnam for a short … More Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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Bangkok to Siem Reap

I’ve read countless horror stories about the international journey from Bangkok to Siem Reap. The border crossing at Poi Pet is infamous for its touts and scam artists, but I can’t help but feel it’s been painted in an extremely bad light and that if you have your wits about you and do your research, then … More Bangkok to Siem Reap

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh was painless, taking 7 hours exactly with two half hour stops. Our hotel, Hotel Zing, is located two streets along from the bus terminus and opposite the city’s central market. Costing £15 per night, it’s immaculate and undoubtedly the best shower I’ve had in Asia – combined … More Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap is located in South West Cambodia, between Bangkok and Phnom Penh. We travelled from Bangkok via bus to reach the home of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest religious monument on earth. After travelling the entire day from Bangkok, we didn’t arrive at our hotel, Bamboo Angkor Boutique, until after ten o’clock at night … More Siem Reap, Cambodia