• TRAVELOGUE

    Chong Kneas Floating Village

    Ant, Ottie, and I paid a visit to one of the famed floating villages in Siem Reap one evening. It was an adventure involving money, action, deceit, and romance across the great Tonlé Sap – well at least it was to me. A not-so-brief summary of this excursion:   Pay the entrance fee at the dock office before boarding a small boat consisting of a driver and a tour guide, just for the three of us. Guide asks if we are interested in visiting the school; we say yes. He also asks Ant if he wants to sit at the head of the boat, which Ant declines. I jump at…

  • FOOD,  TRAVELOGUE

    Siem Reap: Pub Street & A Cooking Class

    Pub Street Pub street at night is one of the more fascinating places to be in. Sure, the place is positively crawling with tourists and eager tuk-tuk drivers hoping to ply their services, but the lights, noise, and general feel-good vibe made us go back every night. Well actually the vast number of food options in Pub Street was why we went back every night, but each time I hoped to be there when people would be dancing in the street to the deafening beat of music blasting from one crowded pub or another. I’m glad that Ottie and I were lucky to have caught a massive ‘dance gathering’ our last…

  • TRAVELOGUE

    Siem Reap: Lotus Lodge

    Ottie and I stayed at the Lotus Lodge for the four days that we spent in Siem Reap. We mainly tagged along on Ant, Ross, Dar, and Chris’s itinerary for this leg of the journey. I had originally planned to travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap via speedboat, but we ran into an unfortunate turn of events at the information counter of the Phnom Penh Airport, in which the lady convinced Ottie that speedboats were not in operation because of the high tide, and even if they were, it could take as long as ten hours for the journey. She then proceeded to book a bus ride for us…