Aside from the Killing Fields, the other major site of dark tourism in Phnom Penh is Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as S-21 prison. The S-21 prison in Phnom Penh was originally a high school, but it was converted into the notorious “Security 21″ prison by Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge regime between [...]
After visiting Auschwitz in Poland I thought I’d had enough of genocide tourism. But when in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the Killing Fields are a must-see to learn about what the Khmer Rouge did to their own people during the 1970s. When you arrive at the Killing Fields in the village of Choeung Ek, the first thing [...]
Sihanoukville is a small beach town on the coast of Cambodia and is becoming more and more popular with backpackers looking to party. With the availability of cheap accommodation and even cheaper alcohol, it seems a lot of travellers end up staying here a while. Some get jobs in one of the numerous bars on [...]
Located just a few kilometres from Siem Reap, Angkor is one of the most famous historic sites in Southeast Asia, and is one of the top things to do when visiting Cambodia. Stretching over some 400 square kilometres, this UNESCO World Heritage site contains the remains of countless temples from the Khmer Empire, including Angkor [...]
As I write this blog post I’m sitting at my Mum’s house in the UK and it’s freezing. I’m wearing fingerless gloves to warm up my hands just enough so that I can type and my hands don’t seize up. I’m dreaming of my whirlwind trip to Cambodia and in particular, a beautiful island called [...]
Koh Rong Samloem is and island off the coast of Sihanoukville in Cambodia, with a a paradise white beach and turqoise water. Definitely worth a visit! I took the party boat (not really a party) from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong Samloem island. The water was white, the water was blue and so so warm! The [...]
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I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.