5 Reasons to visit Battambang

Before I visited Cambodia, I had the usual sights in mind: Angkor Wat, the Killing Fields, possibly the southern beaches if the weather was good. A place that hadn't really been on my radar was the quaint city of Battambang in the North West (you can take the boy out of Warrington...) but it ended … Continue reading 5 Reasons to visit Battambang

Cambodia: Reaping the Rewards

There couldn't have been a greater contrast between the Myanmar-Thailand border and the Thailand-Cambodia border at Poipet. My day started early with me grabbing a 48 baht (£1) train from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet, a town a few km away from the border. The train chugged away at 5.55am and was a long 6-7 hour ride, … Continue reading Cambodia: Reaping the Rewards