My highlights of Phnom Penh

Following our peaceful two days at the elephant sanctuary, we headed back to the hustle and bustle of Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh. After yet another gruelling six-hour bus journey, where we were crammed like sardines into a local minibus/post van, we made it back to the city. As we split our Phnom Penh stay…

The Elephant Valley Project Mondulkiri

Set in the Mondulkiri province of Cambodia, The Elephant Valley Project is a sanctuary set up for elephant care and local employment. The project sees a number of people visit and volunteer, from a couple of days up to a year. As we’re on quite a tight schedule, we chose the two-day Taste of the…

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

You hear horrible stories about buses out here and the roads don’t seem to be in such great shape either. Somehow I’m not convinced Cambodia has a highways agency. But when it comes to getting from A to B, buses are probably the cheapest way. We needed to get from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh…

Welcome to Cambodia: First stop Siem Reap

After an eventful flight from Bangkok to Cambodia – I’ll put it down to a slight miscommunication about our boarding time – we arrived in the beautiful Siem Reap. Once we’d waited patiently in the massive queue to buy our visas, we headed out front to try and find our pickup. On the hunt for…