Kep and Kampot

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Kampot

About 40 km from each other are the little towns of Kampot and Kep. Kampot is by far the bigger town when compared to Kep, with a good combination of Western convenience and Cambodian culture. Kep It’s a relaxing beach vibe town, with activities scattered around the vicinities. However, many visitors actually just spend the day in Kep. When compared

Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the bustling capital city of Cambodia. It’s most certainly more developed than any other city in Cambodia, with lots of expats looking to make a living or starting their second-life. It seemed like most travellers, like myself, only go to Phnom Penh for the obligatory visit to Choeung Ek (the Killing Fields) and Tuol Sleng (S-21 Museum)

Kampong Luong

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Kampong Luong

Cambodia still houses many floating villages. With most being around Tonlé Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. The easiest way to experience a floating village is taking a day trip from Siem Reap. On that particular tour, you’d visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, which is about 30 minutes away by vehicle. I decided to do something

Battambang

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Battambang

Battambang is a cute little city with a riverfront – even though it’s little, it’s still the second largest city in Cambodia. It has a laid-back vibe, with a large market in the centre. Many guides mention that the city has beautiful colonial buildings, but I didn’t notice a significant difference from other cities. Bamboo Train One of the main

Siem Reap

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Siem Reap

The city that puts Cambodia on the map, Siem Reap is the gateway for visiting the ancient temples of Angkor. The city has an interesting dynamic, with a strong focus on the religious temples, but also an insane entertainment and nightlife. It’s weird how these two environments co-exist in one place. The temples of Angkor It’s not cheap to visit the

Bago

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Bago

Having a bit of extra time, I decided to stop in Bago for a day. It’s only a 2-3 hour train ride from Yangon, so a day trip is a possibility. It also gives the opportunity to experience a train ride! There isn’t much to do in the city aside from visiting religious sights, but these sites are different from

Yangon

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Yangon

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, was also the former capital of the country. Although the capital has been moved to Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon is a bustling commercial center for Myanmar. Just recently, KFC, the first fast food chain made it’s way into the city. You can also see and feel how the city is changing and developing at turbo

Kyaiktiyo and Kinpun

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Kinpun

Considered the most religious destination for locals, the Golden Rock is a popular place. When you arrive, the bus will often drop you off in the town called Kyaiktiyo about 30 minutes away from the ‘base camp’. I was dropped off right on the side of the highway! From there, you can choose if you want to stay in Kyaiktiyo

Mawlamyine

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Mawlamyine

When you go to Myanmar, you’ll no doubt come across at least one literature by George Orwell. The English author worked and lived in Myanmar for numerous years. He set several of his novels in Burma, and takes readers deeper into the Burmese culture of the time. Mawlamyine, formerly called Moulmein is a seaside town cloaked with a strong colonial vibe.

Hpa An

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Hpa An

Hpa-An, pronounced with a silent “h” offers a laid-back, backpacker vibe. Taking the bus into the town, you’re welcomed by a stunning array of mountains. Unfortunately, the country has started mining some of these mountains, as well as deforesting the surrounding areas. This town is jam packed with activities. The most popular attractions are the cave pagodas. There are several