Ben Tre, Vietnam

After a few days in Ho Chi Minh City, it was time to escape the hustle and bustle and head to our next stop: Ben Tre. Ben Tre (both a province and a city) is about 2 hours south-west of HCMC in the Mekong Delta. There was no way we were coming to Vietnam without […]

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

After spending about 2 weeks in Cambodia, it was time to change countries! To reach Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC, for short) from Koh Rong required a ferry ride back to the mainland, a 5-hour bus ride to Phnom Penh where we stayed overnight so we could catch a bus for another 6 hours to […]

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Koh Rong, Cambodia

Well friends, we’ve made it to our final stop in Cambodia; the beautiful island of Koh Rong! After two nights at Eden Eco Village just outside of Kampot, we caught another bus to the beach town of Sihanoukville. From here, you can catch a speed ferry and in 45 min you’re on the island! Now […]

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Eden Eco Village: Kampot, Cambodia

Our stay at Eden Eco Village was one of the things I was most looking forward to on this trip. Like a lot of other highly-anticipated things, this one didn’t live up to my expectations, and to no fault of Eden. Let’s see, where do I begin. Oh yes, this will do. If you remember […]

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Our last stop as a group of 6 was the capitol of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. When we first arrived, it took us ~7 hours on an overnight bus to get from Phom Penh to Siem Reap. The drive time from Battambang back to the capitol city was supposedly 5 hours so we opted for a […]

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Video: Southeast Asia 2018/19 – Part 1

One year, six months, and thirteen days. That’s how long it’s been since I (Shane) have written a blog post. Why such a long break? Well, mostly I blame it on writing my PhD thesis – it consumed my life for the better part of two years. But I also blame it on us buying […]

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Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang was one of my favorite days from our entire trip. Battambang is both a province and a city located about 3 hours west of Siem Reap. Battambang city is the third largest city in Cambodia in terms of population size, but this isn’t what necessarily drove me to want to visit. When planning the […]

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