Kampot and Kep: Cambodia’s Hidden Gems

Kampot and Kep: Cambodia’s Hidden Gems

Heading to Cambodia, I had absolutely no plans. I booked my first night in Phnom Penh, and that was pretty much it. I knew I’d make it up to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat, but had no idea what other wonders the country had to offer.  Cambodia was my first major trip without a guidebook. […]

Koh Rong Cambodia: A Slice of Island Heaven

Koh Rong Cambodia: A Slice of Island Heaven

About a week ago, I filled you all in on my EPICALLY HORRIBLE night bus adventure from Siem Reap down to Sihanoukville. What I didn’t tell you is that I wasn’t actually headed to Sihanoukville. Instead I went to Koh Rong! A Quick Stop in Sihanoukville Through my travels, I kept hearing negative things about Sihanoukville. It’s […]

Exploring Angkor Wat at Sunrise

Exploring Angkor Wat at Sunrise

I sat on a row of stone steps, watching the sun rise behind one of the most magnificent temples in the world. How did I get here? Never in a million years did I think I’d ever see Angkor Wat at sunrise. Here I am at twenty-three, curled up in my genie pants, clutching my DSLR, […]

Cambodia’s Killing Fields

Cambodia’s Killing Fields

While I may have put you off of Phnom Penh by talking about all my friends getting robbed there, a visit to Cambodia’s capital is a must for any visitor to the country. It’s an odd feeling, visiting a country that has experienced genocide so recently. Atrocities that occurred only a few decades ago are still […]

Getting Robbed in Cambodia

Getting Robbed in Cambodia

Shit happens. Things break, people get sick, valuables get stolen. Sometimes you step on a sea urchin and wind up in surgery, other times you get robbed by motorbike… twice… less than an hour apart. Getting Robbed It was my very first day in Cambodia. I was planning on exploring the city, checking out the […]

48 Hours in Phnom Penh

48 Hours in Phnom Penh

With two weeks off for my inter-semester break, I decided to book a trip to Cambodia. I can tell you now, two weeks is not enough! There’s so much to do and see here, and it’s easy to feel rushed when most of the backpackers you meet are traveling on open-ended trips with unlimited time. […]

That One Time A Sea Urchin Almost Killed Me

That One Time A Sea Urchin Almost Killed Me

It’s funny how your best and worst travel moments can be so intertwined. For those of you wondering where I’ve been, I spent the last two weeks traveling Cambodia! I really thought I could find time to write on my two-week whirlwind trip, but boy was I wrong. This post was originally meant to be […]