Speed Ferry

Speeding to paradise in Cambodia

It’s an unusual thing indeed to find an orderly transport system when backpacking through SE Asia. I had gotten used to showing up to delayed transport services, disorganized companies and just general mishap. I’d experienced overbooked buses in Laos with passengers having to sit on the floor for up to nine hours, to transfers in…

Monkey Island

There’s nothing wrong with Koh Rong

We’ve all seen The Beach and some of us may have even read the book (so much more disturbing!). However, for those who haven’t seen the movie or read Alex Garland’s novel, I’ll share with you the very basics. (I won’t address the plot or major themes it explores so don’t worry about spoilers.) ***…

How to float your boat at Otress Beach

How to float your boat at Otress Beach

I was pruned all over. I struggled to grasp my chopsticks to feed on plain rice; evidently I was still recovering from the stomach bug I caught in Siem Reap. But, even though I was restricted to water and rice, I couldn’t resist a day at Otis Beach with friends, even if it was going…

Angkor Wat_Escaping Crowds

How to escape the crowds of Angkor Wat

Mud seeped into my shoes, squishing between my toes. We crept in the dark through a swarm of people, all facing the same direction, towards Angkor Wat. We weaved under elbows and backpacks, and made our way to the front, black skies turned to a light grey; the sun had begun to rise over the…