Where to find Great Coffee in Siem Reap? Here’s your guide

If you crave for a well-blended latte, then this post is for you. Siem Reap is a melting pot of cultures from its past colonial history, modern entrepreneur expats, and well-traveled locals who return with new ideas and skills. For the most part, the coffee scene reflects this, there are local styles of coffee, classic…

The Top Ten Hotels in Incheon [+ Map and the Must See Attractions]

Located under an hour from Seoul by train, Incheon is home to nearly 3 million people and a booming modern metropolis. The city is a gateway to modern South Korea and offers visitors a host of attractions. My quick top 10 things to do and see in Incheon are Independence Memorial Hall, Sinpo International Market,…

The Top Ten Hotels in Ulsan, South Korea [+Attractions & Map]

Located by the East Sea (Sea of Japan), Ulsan is South Korea’s seventh largest city and home to over 1 million people. The city is prominent is South Koreas economic success being home to the world’s largest automobile assembly plant operated by the Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Heavy Industries and the oil refiner, SK Energy….

Where to Stay in Siem Reap (and Where You Shouldn’t!)

Trying to figure out where to stay in Siem Reap and which area is going to suit you best? Then read on. After living here for over 6 months I’m going step you through how to choose the best area, and the best guesthouse or hotel for you. As you surely know, Siem Reap is…

Guide: Renting an Apartment in Siem Reap

If you’re going to be staying in Siem Reap for more than a few weeks then you will probably want to negotiate something cheaper than hotel or hostel rack rates. Here’s an intro to how it all plays out here in Siem Reap. Fortunately, there are loads of places that offer short term and long term…

The Top Hotels in Pyeongchang

Our hand-picked list of the top hotels in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The area is home to some of the country’s top attractions making it a popular destination for holiday makers and especially winter sports fans. The map below displays the location of top attractions, key venues for Olympic events and the top hotels. Pyeongchang top…

The Top Ten Hotels in Daejeon with Map inc. Attractions

Located 50 minutes from Seoul by train, Daejon is Korea’s city of science being home to over 200 research institutes and development facilities. Key attractions in Daejon include Expo Park, Daecheongho Lake, The Daejeon Museum of Art, Ppuri Park, National Science Museum, O-World, Gapsa (Gap Temple), Sinwonsa (Sinwon Temple), Yuseong Hot Springs, Dosan Seowon (Dosan…

The One-Page Super-Guide to South Korea

South Korea is an unspoken hero of Asia, rarely making the news barring when missiles get hurled into the air by its outcast northern brother. But, its’s a shame because what a story it is. An amazing economic miracle that in one generation has seen the country go from poverty to be one of the…

Siem Reap to Poipet/Aranyaprathet Border Crossing & Return [Scammerless]

The closest international border to Siem Reap is located on the Thai/Cambodia border at the Cambodian city of Poipet with Aranyaprathet on the Thailand side. If you are going Siem Reap<>Bangkok overland then you will be going through this border checkpoint. Reading previous reports on the internet, noting that some are quite dated, this was…

Spa’s, Massages and Ways to Relax in Siem Reap

Trekking around temples in the beating sun takes its toll, a heavy toll sometimes and Siem Reap is a place where chillin is a must do activity. Rest and relax time is not just part of the holiday schedule it’s a necessity for managing and getting through the unrelenting heat without pushing yourself into a…

Cambodia Gone Wild – The Amazing Khmer New Year Festival in Siem Reap

Asia has some of the world’s most amazing festivals, including the traditional and recent additions that have tacked themselves onto existing traditional holidays. One newcomer which looks set to become a globally renowned event is Siem Reap’s Angkor Sankranta Festival. The event ties into the traditional Khmer New Year (based on Buddhist calendar) which celebrates…

Beating the Heat in Siem Reap & Cambodia

Cambodia is hot, all the time. Scorching, burning hot. But, don’t fear, it’s survivable and more than that, if you do it right it actually becomes quite comfortable and dare is say enjoyable. Why do I say enjoyable? To be honest, the heat for forces you to be relaxed. You can’t ‘dress up’, there’s no…

Po Banteaychey Pagoda Siem Reap

Once you have hired a scooter it opens up exploring Siem Reap and enjoying the local countryside, one suggested short road-trip is to Po Banteaychey Pagoda. It’s an easy cruise and the roads are all paved and in good condition. Not busy either and along the way there are several fuel stations and places to get…

Digital Nomad Tip #1: It’s not as Fabulous as the Description on the Packet

There’s so many out there now peddling the Digital Nomad Dream, hopping around the world, exploring cultures, filling their Instagram and Youtube accounts with dream escape scenes and of course getting rich. Much to the envy of the office-bound 9-5er and his/her mundane existence. Well, I hate to pop the bubble but after 5 years+ on the…

The Fast Guide to Angkor Wat & Angkor Archaeological Park

Angkor Wat and the Angkor Archaeological Park are somewhere that I cannot recommend visiting enough, seriously, just go there. I have spent the last ten years stepping through ancient cultures in Asia but this is something truly special, the minute I walked onto the path towards Angkor Wat and looked towards this massive stone temple…

The Top Ten Hotels in Jeonju

Jeonju, located only a few hours from Seoul, is a city highly regarded for its food culture, so much so that it is recognised by Unesco for such, and revered by Koreans as the birthplace and number one destination for traditional Korean specialities. More than a foodies heaven, it’s also an ancient city featuring well…

The Essential One-Page Super-Guide to Nepal

Touted as one of the most beautiful places on earth,  a landlocked nation sandwiched between rising superpowers, Nepal is bordered by China in the north and India in the south, east, and west. A multiethnic nation with a population of 26.4 million, Nepal is also home to eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including…

The One-Page Super-Guide to Laos for new visitors & expats

Laos is a fascinating country, sometimes forgotten by not being graced with a stunning coastline like it’s neighbors, regardless, it’s a trekkers dream and one of South East Asia’s fastest growing economies. The country is bordered by Myanmar and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southwest, and Thailand to the…

The One Page Essential Super-Guide to Siem Reap Cambodia

Being home to the amazing UNESCO-listed ancient ruins that are Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is one of Cambodia’s key destinations for travelers. It’s also a vibrant city and one, due to the massive volumes of international tourists, and the ones who fell in love and stayed, emerging as a very cosmopolitan city it’s own unique…

Seoul’s Top Inner City Hotels

Looking for a short list of the top rated hotels in Seoul, as rated by visitors? Here it is, these are hand-picked based on the review scores of past visitors and their proximity to the city centre. They range from luxury five-star to great value 3-star hotels. First, let’s put them on a map alongside…

Quitting your Job and Living Abroad in Asia

It’s a dream for many, but did you actually know just how realistic it is? It’s probably more possible than you think, take a look at our recent primer to living in Cambodia for example. Here’s another example, there’s a recent article by Laura Begley Bloom over at Forbes that features 8 destinations in the…

The Top Ten Hotels in Gwangju [inc Map + Attractions]

Gwangju, located 2 hours by train from Seoul, is one of South Korea’s most modern and progressive cities, and is also the birthplace of a modern democratic movement in Korea. Key attractions in Gwangju include Gwangju Pyeongchon Village, Mugaksa Temple, Geumnam-ro Street, Wolbongseowon Confucian Academy, Gwangju Folk Museum, Gwangjuho Lake, 5·18 Memorial Park, Gwangju Family…

Asia’s Most Unique and Most Luxurious Hotels 2017

Asia is a truly amazing place and hides some truly jaw-droppingly beautiful holiday retreats that can only be described as other-worldly. Secrets no more, as here are the most amazing, most unique and most luxurious hotels in Asia. Prepare to enter lalaland and drift off into another word as you peruse these stunning escapes. Jump…

The Top Hotels In Busan

Here are my picks for the top places to stay in Busan, these hotels have been singled out based on their commitment to customer service which is reflected in the consistently high reviews they receive. You can view them on the map below which is followed by brief reviews of each hotel. Most of these…

The Top 10 Hotels in Daegu [inc. Attractions + Map]

The fourth largest city in South Korea and home to Daegu Herb Wholesale Market (Former, Daegu Yangnyeong Market) which dates back to the Joseon Dynasty. It’s also a modern and progressive city yet retaining its cultural heritage with strong influences of Buddhism and Confucianism. Some of the top attractions in the city include Daegu Yangnyeongsi…