Siem Reap, Angkor Wat

Khmer Rouge: Visiting Siem Reap War Museum

April 6th, 2015|6 Comments

While we were in Cambodia, Thomas wanted to visit the Siem Reap War Museum. To be honest, I wasn't exactly psyched to go, but I went there with an open mind. The War Museum - not to [...]

The mystery behind the Khmer Apsara Dance

March 31st, 2015|12 Comments

A dark shadow loomed over Cambodia from 1975-79. The Khmer Rouge had taken over the country and their leaders sought to destroy all forms of culture and art. Dancing was prohibited, religion was banned and every school was [...]

11 crazy, alternative things to do in Siem Reap

March 24th, 2015|44 Comments

Many travelers come to Siem Reap solely to visit Angkor Wat, but there are so many things to do in Siem Reap besides visiting these grand temples. From cooking classes to off-roading with dirt bikes, to horseback [...]

Siem Reap, you’ve won me over

February 24th, 2015|23 Comments

It took me almost nine years, but I have finally found new appreciation for Siem Reap. My first visit... Well, it wasn't pretty. During the four days I spent in the country, I got trapped in a public bathroom [...]

The ultimate guide to Angkor Wat

January 26th, 2015|12 Comments

Need a guide to Angkor Wat? Anyone who enjoys adventure will have a field day exploring these ancient temple ruins consumed by dense jungle - or even better - feeling like Indiana Jones in the Temple of Doom. But [...]

How to visit Angkor Wat in 2 days

January 13th, 2015|18 Comments

Want to know how to visit Angkor Wat in 2 days? I remember the first time I visited Angkor Wat. It was in 2006 and I knew absolutely nothing about the site. Which temples to [...]