Thakhek

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Thakhek

Most travellers skip the southern part of Laos and travel straight from the 4000 Islands to Vientiane, which is a crazy long journey – over 20 hours and at least 3 bus transfers! I made a stop in Thakhek, which is still at least a 9 hour journey from Don Det. There’s not much to do in Thakhek itself, there’s

4000 Islands – Don Det and Don Khong

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Don Det

Located in southern Laos, the 4000 Islands are, you guessed it, made up of 4000 islands. Many of them are tiny and would be completely submerged during the wet season. There’s two main islands: Don Det and Don Khong. Most of the action is on Don Det, but both islands are connected by a bridge. I stayed on Don Det,

Sen Monorom and Banlung

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Banlung

Many who travel in Cambodia tend to skip out the north of the country. Which is a big shame because it’s so beautiful here! It’s completely different from anywhere else in the country, with lush sceneries and rolling mountains. There are two major towns for those who want to venture north: Sen Monorom in Mondulkiri Province and Banlung in Ratanakiri

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