By Spenser Peterson Kampot is a small city in southern Cambodia - to the northeast of Sihanoukville and relatively close to the Vietnamese border. A perfect place to relax, meet some people, and enjoy some delicious seafood before you head over the border into Vietnam. While in Kampot, we stayed with an Alaskan ex-pat named … Continue reading It’s Monday Madness
I'm not sure how to begin about Koh Rong. As soon as we docked, I knew it would be different from anywhere before. There were no roads or sidewalks, just sand and ocean. This meant, no motorbikes, no cars, not even a radio flyer. The main streets were piers and the parking lots were drift … Continue reading If this is Koh Rong, I don’t want to be right
After Siem Reap, we moved on to Phnom Penh, which is Cambodia's capital city. Stationed right on the river, most of the traveler hang outs can be found on the water's edge. Though Phnom Penh has plenty of cultural significance in it's location, much of it is dark from the days of the Khmer Rouge … Continue reading Phenomenal Penhs
I must begin by saying that each new city we have visited has been my favorite. Siem Reap was no exception. I was thrilled to learn how much I loved the city. It reminded me of Chiang Mai (northern Thailand) in many ways: the population had a good mix of tourists and locals, the main … Continue reading Wait, Angkor What?
After spending a night or two in Pakse and sampling every Indian restaurant the town had to offer, we decided to embark on another motorbike excursion. Pakse is located on the Bolaven Plateau, which is in southern Laos. Place is dope. Dope. After quite a bit of searching for a reputable motorbike vendor, we settled … Continue reading Drive Slow Homies
Nestled deep in the south of Laos lay the 4,000 Islands. Now, Lonely Planet refers to the area as the one in which the waters of the Mekong turn to a deep turquoise and salvation is found. Though the 4,000 Islands are a sight to see, it is not the backdrop you want for the … Continue reading 4,000 Islands
Vang Vieng is known for tubing and partying. Years ago, it was a bustling stop for backpackers wishing to float down the river and stop at the multiple bars, zip line into the river, and jump from the steepest points. Unfortunately, accidents arising from all of these activities have shut most of the bars down … Continue reading In the Tubing: Vang Vieng