A beach on the river bank, Kampot – Cambodia

When we first saw signs pointing down the red dirt road stating “Sabay beach” we were a bit skeptical, to say the least. We weren’t aware of a beach being any closer to Kampot town than the half hour drive to Kep. After speculating for a while, we did eventually decide to go and check […]

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Deva Cafe Vegetarian & Vegan Tapas in Kampot – Cambodia

Out the front of the building and part of the Banteay Srey Womens Spa is the Deva Cafe. As with the spa, the cafe is part of the same project that employs, empowers and teaches Khmer women. Deva uses a combination of the best local ingredients and items picked fresh from their own garden to […]

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Banteay Srey Women’s Spa, Kampot – Cambodia 

On my birthday whilst I was in Cambodia, I decided to treat myself to a day at the local spa. Banteay is a bit different to your average spa though, as it’s for women only and focuses on employing local Khmer women. The spa aims to help and empower vulnerable women, giving them jobs and […]

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Kep beach & Kampot pepper crab

Kep is just a short drive away from Kampot town and has a small strip of sand if you are craving some beach time away from the murky waters of the Mekong river. Kep is well known for the crab market, where they sell a variety of freshly caught seafood. You can go and pick some […]

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Starling Ridge Pepper Plantation, Kampot – Cambodia

Kampot is pretty famous for pepper, apparently, it’s some of the best in the world. We actually went to a free entry pepper plantation, and well, I can’t say that it was particularly exciting. We had a very underwhelming talk from a bored member of staff, looked around the shop at the various overpriced pepper […]

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Things I learnt whilst driving a scooter in Asia

  Bugs will fly into your eyes, ears, and nose. Sometimes simultaneously. Employ the use of goggles, a visor, sunglasses during the day or I purchased fake glasses to drive with at night. My driving glasses Seemingly innocent things like dry leaves can really hurt when they fly into your face at speed. A butterfly’s […]

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Explore the highlights of Paris in 72hrs

You want to take a long weekend away in Paris or perhaps a short mid-week break. For many reasons, you’re a little strapped for time, and you want to fit in the highlights of the “city of love” in as little time as possible. When you’re exploring and restricted for time, arranging transfers can save […]

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You are capable

I am notoriously bad for quitting things that I’m not instantly good at. I did so many clubs when I was a kid – horse riding, karate, swimming, tap, ballet, jazz, singing, gymnastics…the list goes on. But I wasn’t naturally good at any of them and shortly after the realisation I’d think SCREW THIS! My […]

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Piercings in Phnom Penh

We were all rather happy to be leaving Laos, especially after the recent events of the bus journey from hell and sinking boat across the river. B and I booked a bus straight to Phnom Penh, whilst V & C booked one to Siem Reap with the plan to all meet in Kampot. I’d already […]

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My honest experience TEFL teaching

  I had wanted to try my hand at English teaching for a while. In all honesty, I had assumed that it would be pretty easy. I did an intensive weekend course in Kingston University (London) a little while ago to get my TEFL certificate. For my second month in Vietnam (after completing my motorbike […]

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