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    Travel: Three Weeks in Southeast Asia

    Three weeks in Southeast Asia – well, more like 23 days, yet if you take away the two full travel days to get there from Canada, then ya, 3 weeks! April 13 of last year is the day we set our alarm for 4:44am. Then we caught a plane to Hong Kong. So amazing. The trip took an abundance of planning – visas, accommodations and sites to see; not to mention planning for down time, which is vital to any successful trip. Here is where…

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    Travel: Travel Cambodia by Bus

    Travelling Cambodia by bus is actually quite enjoyable. It’s cost effective and efficient. The company I would trust is Giant Ibis – we used them 4 times and all times were amazing, enjoyable and comfortable. Now, this post shows pictures of our return trip from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh. We took a full sized bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, the mini below from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville and back and then a full sized bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City.…

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    Travel: Koh Rong Cambodia Part Two

    Okay – now this is the place where one should go if they want to relax! If you read part one, part two is better. The main reason I didn’t pre-book at this place is because they wanted our MC number via email. They suggested we send it like this: 12XXXX – 34 – 56XXX – 78 – 91XXX – 12XXX – 34 – 56XXX. Odd, right? I get it – if you send it that way (or some form of that) it’s far less…

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    Travel: Koh Rong Cambodia Part One

    Koh Rong Cambodia is beautiful and is getting trashed all at the same time. We were there in late April and the weather is perfect that time of year – hot and the sky is bright blue. The trash comes from all the tourists who either don’t pick up after themselves or from the overdevelopment of the island. Most likely, both. When we got off the dock we were a bit nervous – really, this is paradise? Some people were staying in crappy rooms with…

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    Travel: The Killing Fields and Genocide Museum

    Visiting these two historic sites, The Killing Fields and Genocide Museum, is hard. Not only because of some of the graphic nature, but also because I’m quite ignorant to the events. Why didn’t I learn about this in school? Disappointing. Both locations offer a guided audio tour which is the best way to enjoy the sites. You can move at your own pace, sit and listen intently or skip over stories that are too tragic for you to handle. There is a private nature to…

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    Travel: Tea House Phnom Penh

    The Tea House Phnom Penh is a delightful urban hotel with a pool, a spa and a good restaurant! The best part of the Tea House is the location. It’s quite central and close to the Lucky Supermarket (they have good snacks). The Entrance Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and it’s a busy city. The Tea House is on a busy street and it looks rather run down from the outside, however, don’t be fooled – it’s delightful. When you enter you’ll see…

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    Travel: 3 Days in Phnom Penh

    Three days in Phnom Penh Cambodia is just the right amount of time. The city isn’t bike friendly, like Siem Reap, however, there are a lot of tuk-tuks for you to take. Overall, this was a hard location since we visited both the Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre (the Killing Fileds) and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, yet it’s worth the visit. The Tea House This is our delightful hotel for 3 nights and it only cost us about 32$ Canadian each night. Pool – check.…