A few months ago, we decided to spend a few days in Sihanoukville. We were itching for some sand and sea breeze. I always find a day or two at the beach does a lot for asthmatic me and my daughter. Anyway, a few days in Sihanoukville can be boring for us, for some reason […]
What makes a hotel exceptional? Amenities, location, standards of service, yes. For budget, even mid-range hotels I don’t really expect much just clean facilities as well as courteous service. So I was pleasantly surprised (scratch that! I am so grateful and impressed) when I experienced a hotel service way beyond what was expected from a […]
A rather late post as this has been lounging on my drafts folder for awhile. But better late than never, and here’s my impression of the train service from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. I’m a train buff! I love traveling by train and when they announced last year that train service from Phnom Penh -Kampot-Sihanoukville […]
The number of hotels in Siem Reap is just mind boggling. At least for me. But its hardly surprising as its the main tourist hub here in Cambodia. Whenever we go there for short visits or to bring around some guests, we often find ourselves booking hotels around Old Market or in Wat Bo area. […]
Losing my passport and ID’s in a street robbery in Ho Chi Minh has been a real nightmare for us. Our 2-day trip has been extended till I can get my Travel Document from the Philippine consulate.I got my Travel Document 4 days after the robbery happened. At this point my frustration and hopelessness was […]
If you lost your Philippine passport while you are a tourist in another country, you will need to apply for a Travel Document. You will also need to have the police report authenticated by the Embassy, plus you will need to execute an Affidavit of Loss. Why do you need to do this? The travel […]
It all started as a 2-day, 1-night Ho Chi Minh trip with a good friend. We were keen to explore craft shops in this city since craft supplies are still lacking in Phnom Penh. So you could say I was very excited. My friend is a keen calligraphy hobbyist and I was interested in exploring […]
This place is gorgeous! And to think it was not on my ‘to visit’ list last time we went to Bokor Mountains! Thankfully, some Khmer relatives insisted we check it out. It was so foggy and misty when we visited adding to the wet and eerie feeling on some of my photos.