Cambodian Silk

On the afternoon after our first tour of the temples, Allison, Stacy and I decided to take a ride out to the Angkor Silk Farm, to see how the beautiful Cambodia silk scarves were made.  According to the website, the factory offers free transport to and from Siemreap, but since we were leaving late in…

Biking Angkor Wat

During my research about Siemreap and Angkor Wat prior to the trip, I came across several posts and articles about renting bicycles to ride around the temples.  I ran the idea by our group, and everyone (except Julio) agreed that it sounded like fun.  Since our guided tour scheduled for the next day didn’t include…

Thailand to Cambodia- Moving between countries

After spending 7 blissful days beachside in Phuket, it was time for our travel family to head to our second destination- Siemreap, Cambodia.  My Uncle Bill had left 2 days prior to stop off in Singapore and Vietnam before ultimately joining us in Cambodia as well, so our group consisted of the 5 of us…

Phang Nga Bay

I know I’m behind in posting about our epic Thailand and Cambodia trip- I mean, we’ve been home for over two weeks, but I want to make sure I have all my pictures ready and the details from each day included for everyone! On our last day in Patong, we scheduled a tour with Viator through…

Snorkeling the Similan Islands

One of the tours we were most looking forward to during our Thailand trip was the one to the Similan Islands.  The Similan islands are a group of 9 islands located about 30 miles northwest off the coast of Phuket, and are known for their clear waters and world ranked snorkeling and SCUBA diving.  We…

Maya Bay

After spending two nights in Phuket Town, we were ready to catch an early morning ferry to Ko Phi Phi.  We arranged a van through our hotel, and our driver suggested we book him for the return back across the island to Patong after our two days on Phi Phi.  The ferry ride was 2…

Scooter Adventures

Our second trip to Thailand started off with a 14 hour plane ride to China, followed by another 3.5 hour ride to Phuket.  We arrived at our hotel, Sino House, at 2am, promptly showered and went to sleep.  The next morning we woke up at 7am due to jet lag, travel sleep schedules, and trip…