Posts Tagged with "siem reap"

Cambodian Cycle Adventure. On Yer Bike!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Cambodian Cycle Adventure. On Yer Bike!

Tired of temples and the lazy backpacker lifestyle in South East Asia, Laura Ricketts and her sister Fi, embarked upon a five day cycle tour of Cambodia! Here's how they planned their adventure and how it went. Could you be inspired to plan a cycle trip of your own?

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Oasis Capsules, Hostel Review: The Best Value for Money in Siem Reap, Cambodia?

Friday, July 8, 2016

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Oasis Capsules, Hostel Review: The Best Value for Money in Siem Reap, Cambodia?

Are capsule beds the new trendy thing for backpacker hostels? Check out the brand new accommodation, Oasis Capsules Hostel in Siem Reap, Cambodia that's offering cool, colourful beds to backpackers from just $6 USD a night!

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Beyond the Temples of Angkor… Volunteering to Provide Free Education for Poor Children of Cambodia

Monday, May 2, 2016

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Beyond the Temples of Angkor… Volunteering to Provide Free Education for Poor Children of Cambodia

Many travellers visit Cambodia to cast eyes upon the famous Angkor Wat Temples, yet, is there a richer experience to be had in this beautiful, yet impoverished country? Read one traveller's experience volunteering with SOID (Supporting Orphans and Indigent People of Cambodia for Development Organisation), a small NGO that provides free education to the poor children of Veal Village, Siem Reap...

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The Mad Monkey Hostel & Social Awesomeness in Cambodia!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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The Mad Monkey Hostel & Social Awesomeness in Cambodia!

It’s rare to find a hostel that has it all. Buzzing social scene, cleanliness, comfy beds, good design, friendly staff, great travel info, delicious food and awesome drinks deals. As budget conscious backpackers, we’ve learnt not to set our expectations too high! However, The Mad Monkey Hostel, Siem Reap and its sister hostels in Phnom Pehn and Kampot, Cambodia, seem to have all of these – and more! What really caught our attention, however, are the amazing social projects that the hostel's involved in, in terms of helping the local community...

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Two Sisters Start Café to Help Students in Siem Reap, Cambodia: Meet Sisters Srey!

Friday, September 12, 2014

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Two Sisters Start Café to Help Students in Siem Reap, Cambodia: Meet Sisters Srey!

Originally from Australia, the sister-duo (aged 25 and 22), opened their fabulously popular Sister Srey Café on the riverside, near the Old Market of Siem Reap, Cambodia, in 2012. The cosy two-floor venue quickly turned into one of the most popular hang-outs in town. Best of all, though is the vision that sparked off their savvy venture – to support young Cambodian students. Is it possible to eat for a better cause? We were lucky enough to catch up with Lauren, who willingly spilled the beans (pun intended!) on how it began...

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Backpacker Video of the Month: Six Months Walking in Asia

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Backpacker Video of the Month: Six Months Walking in Asia

To discover the beauties of the planet and to make them immortal; to represent the spirit of every magical corner of the world and every culture... June's Backpacker Video of the Month is Marco Giovanelli's wonderful visual representation of his adventure through Asia. It kept all of us at the office captivated and smiling - you're gonna LOVE this..!

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The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

Breathtaking and awe-inspiring, Angkor Wat will astound even the most unlikely of backpackers. Beer guzzlers are turned into Culture Vulture’s overnight as Chang Vests are replaced with ones that say ‘Angkor Wat is f**ing amazing!’ Hailed as one of the most magnificent examples of architecture ever created, it’s a site not to be missed for all travellers in South East Asia.

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