Can anyone give me advise on taking 2 young children (ages 3 &5) to the 'Killing Fields' that are located approx 15km south of PP.
We travel extensively with our kids and always encourage them to embrace new experiences, however, on this occasion, we simply want to shield them (mostly our very observant 5 year old daughter) from the atrocities of the Killing Fields themselves. I have read that the visit is not very visual and is mostly experienced via the headset (which we obviously wont be…
It's been a while since I asked anything here, but was wondering if you wonderful lot knew of any quick, easy, painless and reliable ways to get from Phnom Penh to Si Phan Don in Laos.
I have moved to Phnom Penh and love it here, but am looking to escape somewhere really tranquil and beautiful for a few days. I visited Si Phan Don once before and adored it but I didn't adore the journey, which was a long slog by Sorya from PP to Kratie, then another bus to border, then another bus to…
Is it possible to simply rent a canoe yourself around a floating village in Cambodia? All I want to do is take photographs and see the town, and I do not really want or need a guide (or at least I dont think I do).
Is this possible, or suggested?
I'm trying to work out when to fit Laos and Cambodia into my 7 month itinerary.
I've already been to Angkor Wat (twice!) and Battambang. So I won't be visiting the most popular spots.
I don't want to have to prebook my accommodation and I hate it when places are full of tourists.
So what are the months of March and/or April like for travelling to the smaller places?
We have tickets into Siem Reap on April 25th from Indonesia, which we brilliantly booked before doing any reading. We now know we're heading to Cambodia exactly when people say not to visit. Oops. We have 3 and 6 year old boys and are looking for advice on an itinerary to avoid total small boy meltdown. They've already put up with some stifling temple tours in Java where we were as wet with sweat before the afternoon rains started as after, but the heat has been pretty overwhelming for them…
I stayed at Queen Hill Resort, Otres Beach, twice. First time, 12/2015, 6 nights. The beach & kitchen were very good, IMO, but every night I had rats in my bungalow (no, NOT mice) scratching and making noise.
One morning I woke up and found a 6 inch rat- live- in my toilet. Nice start to the day. I asked management to help, they said,"We got rat poison!" and showed me. But they did nothing.
I went back 2/2016, booked online and made it clear in the booking I wanted the rat problem eliminated…
Well, the flights are booked and we'll finally be on our way next January! Our rough plan so far is as follows:
And back to Bangkok for our return flight
From what I've read (and correct me if I'm wrong), it's a bit of a trek to get over to Trat in Thailand for the boat across to Koh Chang. After Phnom Penh we were hoping to nip down to Kep for a couple of days as I've read some great things about it (and…