Currently Browsing: 6 – Cambodia


From Sihanoukville to Koh Rong Sanloem

The end of our time in Angkor inevitably arrived, and with it, an emotional goodbye to our two fine men, to Alberto and to Bumper/Dad: we had had such an unforgettable time together, immersed in the power of travel. To be apart again was so terribly unfair. BUT, it was time once again for girl […]


Battambang and the circus

From here it was to Battambang. An interminable and non-descriptive journey if truth be told, but finally salvation arrived in the shape of the Sanctuary hotel, just outside the centre. A funny place: ostensibly perfect, a nice pool, decent size rooms, bamboo shaded seating area… but it was missing something we never quite put our […]


Into Phnom Penh

The only complaint we had about wonderful, chaotic, romantic, shabby yet sophisticated Phnom Penh was not having enough time to explore it. Two days hardly gave us time to scratch the surface of its history, temples, museums, and restaurants. Gently chaotic, we meandered happily through the streets past the palace and national Museum, along the […]


Angkor – still a heaven on earth

Alberto and I had last been in Angkor 12 years previous, and fell in love with every corner.  It was a magical place of smiling people, deserted temples that apart from Angkor Wat itself, were not hugely visited by the hordes.  We spent hours sitting alone staring, in my case, or drawing, in his, at […]