Flashpacking Family Holiday

Flashpacking Family Holiday

Our admin days over we arrived at 9am at Bangkok Airport to collect our family (my twin sister Kay, my niece Karlie and her boyfriend Tal) from their 13hour flight.  They arrived remarkably refreshed despite what they described as bumpy journey and some terrible in flight food. Don Muang and Nok Air to Koh Samui […]

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Myanmar Visa in Bangkok and Some Travel Gadgets

Myanmar Visa in Bangkok and Some Travel Gadgets

Thailand Border Visa Hassles After our wonderful lazy few nights in Battambang in Cambodia it was a bus journey back to Phnom Penh in order to catch our flight to Bangkok.  We had intended to go overland direct from Battambang into Thailand but the 15 day visa limit on land crossings; and an extortionate charge […]

Flashpacking thoughts from Cambodia

Flashpacking thoughts from Cambodia

Cambodia Final Thoughts We cannot start a travel blog post about Cambodia without first mentioning the people.   We spent a month in Cambodia, and everybody we met here was charming and friendly.  I would say this is the most  friendly and happy place we have come across on our travels.   From the children in […]

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Battambang and a Bamboo Train

Battambang and a Bamboo Train

Cambodia’s Second City Battambang is one the quietest places we visited in Cambodia, and it was a really good way to end our Cambodian experience. The city is Cambodia’s second largest city, but it feels nothing like Phnom Penh or Siem Reap.  Tourism here continues to be a by-product of daily life and your choice […]

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Siem Reap and Angkor Wat Temples

Siem Reap and Angkor Wat Temples

From Sihanoukville we decided that another 12 hour bus marathon may be a little too much for our relaxed state of mind, so we decided to break the journey up with a visit back to Phnom Penh for an evening en route  to Siem Reap. The journey was again by coach and was labelled at about […]

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