A bike around the temples of Sukhothai

You read that Sukhothai is Thailand’s response or version of Angkor Watt. They are temples, for the most part made from the same stone but that is about it. Architecturally, at least to me, they are completely different and still madly impressive but in a different way. I was staying in a quaint guesthouse, At…

A Trip to the Beach

One of the cool things I have found on travelling solo is that you meet another solo traveller and within 5 minutes or so you have summed each other up and decided that you will share a tuk tuk, tour or room to make it cheaper. My visit and stay at Otres Beach near Sihanoukville…

Sugar & Salt and Everything Nice

My favourite day so far outside of the temples. The day began with a strawberry, coconut water frappe and a morning of exploring the town of Kampot. Obviously with that kind of start it was hardly going to be a bad day and of course we got a little turned around, but there is no…

Kampot – a charming riverside town

Kampot is described as a small riverside town. In my head I pictured Luneburg Nova Scotia, or Galway, Ireland. I was told 40000 people, my first impression was this is a big, busy, riverside city but as you walk around, sit in a cafe reading, the city vibe disappears. It is more relaxed, the pace…

Haunted after Killing Fields and S21 visit

When I read the book In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratna I knew I wanted to go to Cambodia – partly to understand or learn more about the Khymer Rouge but also to see the land and the Mekong that Raami, the seven yr little girl narrates in the story. The buildings…