6 Incredible Countries You Need to Visit in 2019

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Are you planning to travel in 2019 but haven’t yet decided where to go? Let us help! In the past five years we have traveled through 50 countries on 4 continents. And you know what? We have enjoyed virtually every minute of our travels, in all 50 countries. Each place we visited left a distinct impression on us,… Read More

Five Things to Do in Siem Reap – Exploring Cambodia on a Budget

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Things to Do in Siem Reap, Cambodia Visiting Angkor Wat is a given, but what are the other awesome things to do in Siem Reap? Siem Reap is famous for its proximity to the Angkor Temple Complex, but there is more to this town than ancient temples being swallowed up by lush jungles. We stayed… Read More

Thailand to Cambodia: How to Avoid Scams at the Border

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The border crossing from Thailand to Cambodia is filled with scams. Border crossings can sometimes be a hassle, even for the most patient and experienced travelers. We’ve crossed many a border by land, sea, and air, mostly without a hitch. The worst we’d experienced were super long lines, and on occasion long lines in bad… Read More

A Day in the Life of a Cambodian Rice Farmer

I grab ten golden stalks of rice in my left hand and bunch them together. The serrated sickle in my right hand saws through the stems clumsily; it takes multiple efforts to cut them all. Salty sweat drips down my forehead and into my eyes; the stagnant humidity and the hot sun’s embrace are both… Read More

Sala Monkey English School in Cambodia

Sala Monkey English School

Last year we spent a month in Cambodia and we had our hearts stolen by the people there. Most of the population lives in poverty and is still feeling the aftereffects of a horrific recent history. Despite that most Cambodians we met were vibrant, happy, extremely hospitable, and kind. While we were in Kep we took a… Read More

Fifteen Minutes with the Gods: That Time I Bribed My Way Into Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

I arrived in Siem Reap after a three day motorcycle trip across Cambodia’s northern outback, territories not accessible by bus, with a man who explained, just before squeezing my backpack between his knees and motioning for me to sit on the remaining four inches of seat behind him, “I think there’s a dirt road we… Read More

Why Mad Monkey Might be the Best Hostel in the World

What makes the best hostel in Cambodia, and South East Asia, so great? We have stayed in dozens of hostels and hotels as we traveled from Central America, throughout Europe, and into Asia. We occasionally come across establishments that truly impressed us. Usually that stems from how comfortable we were during our stay, how nice the… Read More