Sharing borders with Vietnam to the east, Laos to the north, Thailand to the west, and the ocean coast to the southwest, Cambodia is an incredible country with so much to see and do. From ancient ruins and legendary temples from the Khmer Empire of Angkor to a country of white sandy beaches and thick jungle canopies, much of the Cambodia remains refreshingly untouched and, in many places, still largely undiscovered by tourists.
Cambodia is a small country with a lot to say! Steeped in history and home to some of the friendliest people you will meet in all of South East Asia, for this reason, and many more, Cambodia provides a benchmark of national identity and attracts millions of visitors each year.
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Culture The name “Cambodia” derives from the French Cambodge, which comes from the Khmer word Kâmpuchea, meaning “born of Kambu.” Cambodia is located between Thailand and Vietnam in mainland Southeast Asia, with a smaller stretch of the northern border joining on to Laos. The official language in Cambodia is the Khmer language – it’s related to Vietnamese, Mon, and a number of other Asian languages. Due to the colonial …
Dorms & Hostels If you were looking to travel as cheaply as possible, dorm beds can be as cheap as $1 per night, though they may not exactly be plush you will be saving some serious cash, probably have a lot more fun and meet more people. Dorm rooms are a great place to make friends, especially for those who …
In recent years many wildlife organisations have been focusing their attentions onto Cambodia due to it being the home to many endangered and critically endangered species, so whilst visiting do be nice to the animals as they may be one of the last ones left! Please be careful, as with anywhere in the world, that you do not help encourage …
Monsoon As Cambodia is in the tropical zone, you will have to expect a few rain showers, especially if you happen to be there during monsoon season. Monsoon season runs from June to October and brings with it around 75% of Cambodia’s annual rainfall! The rainy season, though wet, is also a fantastic time to see the country as it’s less crowded, it’s cheaper …
Traditional Khmer Dishes A popular and traditional breakfast in Cambodia is pork and rice; the pork is thinly sliced and then marinated in coconut milk, before being reheated on a grill to bring out the sweetness of the coconut. The pork is then served on a small plate of rice which is topped with pickled cucumbers and plenty of ginger. …
As well as Thailand being an amazing country with much to offer for all sorts of travelers, it is also a haven for nature lovers. They can rejoice in it’s beautiful beaches and astonishing landscapes. Party animals won’t find a better nightlife than the one in Bangkok! Foodies can treat their palates to the delicious Thai cuisine and backpackers find …Continue reading
A Brief History Cambodia; the Kingdom of Wonder. An amazing country with an incredible history. Not only is it home to the magnificent Angkor Wat, it is also the largest medieval site in the world. It once stood as the largest empire on the planet. Then we have Cambodia’s more dark and recent history of genocide and conflict which …Continue reading
Are you like me and love to travel for the food? I also include tips on how to indulge in the local cuisine without putting on the pounds. The following is not professional advice- just based on my own experience finding a balance between health and pleasure while traveling around the globe. 1. Commit to 15 Morning Minutes …Continue reading