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…

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…

Thailand: Pattaya

It was seven-ish and I was sitting in a pleasant-enough room overlooking the front entrance to the pub above which I had just moved in. The pub was the Pig and Whistle on Soi 7 in Pattaya. Across the lane was a big hole, which they were hoping to construct a hotel in and next door to that, right opposite me, was a tiny bar with one lady sitting on a stool outside it. Not that there was a wall there, it was open on two sides. The Soi was nice and quiet, I thought. I also thought that I might go and sit in that little bar and talk to that woman, if my friend was late, because I would definitely see him arrive from two metres away, the width of the Soi.