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Ten Non-Touristy Things to do in Cambodia

The first thing that often comes to mind when someone says they’re visiting Cambodia is Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields. Although both of these activities are definitely ones you shouldn’t miss, there is way more to Cambodia than these two touristy destinations. Stunning beaches paint the coast of Cambodia and offer some of the […]

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Kampot: A Majestic City in Cambodia

The colonial-style houses, like the tattered edges of an old novel thats collected dust on a shelf, line the streets of Kampot amongst rusty tuk-tuks and motorbikes. A blue wooden door, battered from the rain, slowly creaks open back and forth in the gentle breeze.  I walk along the street next to peach and lime […]

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How to Avoid the Top Scams in Cambodia

Welcome to backpacking in Southeast Asia! These are a few of the scams I’ve encountered or heard about while traveling and living in Cambodia for five months. They’re easily avoidable as long as you know what to look for and how to handle the situation. Don’t get ripped off or get yourself into trouble. This […]

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Lice in Cambodia

I had been lost in the dream world of air conditioning and Chipotle when, suddenly, I was rudely awakened from my own arm and hand. It seemed like they had become allies throughout the night and were at war with my scalp.  My nails were digging into my scalp as if programmed to scratch it raw […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in Cambodia

I’ve been traveling and living in Cambodia for four months as a solo female traveler. Cambodia quickly became one of my favorite countries in the world, and not for obvious reasons. It’s not an easy country to travel through and is a bit behind Thailand in regards to tourism. But this is what makes it […]

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Finding Paradise in Otres Beach

I awake in the early morning hours, with the sing song of the roosters, the rhythmic, creaking melody of a swimming hammock, and the soothing effect of a hot cup of Vietnamese coffee. The wind plays with the hammock, causing it to swing unevenly in the breeze. The sun casts a yellowish hue on all […]

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