Cambodia and Cambodians

My thoughts on Cambodia and Cambodians…

Cambodia is a great country to visit; I highly recommend it to anyone visiting South East Asia. Despite the poverty, people are nice, friendly, and welcoming. I also think they are genuinely honest – of course you will sometimes bargain, but it is not comparable to other countries in South East Asia.

If you visit Cambodia, try to do it all, cities, villages, beach (I didn’t). Travel using buses, taxi, tuk-tuk, and boats if you can, and while exploring the country, try the Khmer cuisine. If you are an adventurer, and you meet the right tuk-tuk driver, you will even get to try real exotic food such as dog meat and local rice wine (2nd and 3rd picture).

Kampuchea as the locals call their country is an amazing place with plenty to do for all tastes.


It is a safe bet if you are looking for a trip with adventure, History, architecture, food, or just looking for an inspirational trip.

Battambang to Siem Reap by boat

There are several ways to travel from Battambang to Siem Reap, by road (bus or taxi), helicopter (just kidding), and by boat. The former is faster, cheaper, and arguably safer; so, you may wonder why I went for the latter, which is longer (about 10 hours), more expensive ($20), and probably less safe.


There are different answers, but overall the main reason is Continue reading

Destination Cambodia | Battambang

battambang-cambodia-singapbyart.com_.jpgPhnom Penh to Battambang is a short or a long trip depending on which bus you take. Five hours with a coach bus, or 7-8 hours if you take a local bus, which I did (cost: $10). The local bus stops every other hour to drop and pick up people. While it is slightly longer, the trip is more entertaining; during the journey I’ve met Buddhist monks, listen to Cambodia sopra, watch an old Chinese movie with Jackie Chan in his twenties, and even got offered food by the locals.

People are just excited to Continue reading