2016 Recap

As 2016 is coming to a close, I have been reminiscing about the amazing trips I’ve been able to take this year.  Since I work so much while I’m home, I’ve been really fortunate to be able to travel as much as I have, both internationally and within the states.  That being said, here’s a…

Guided Tour of Angkor Wat

The day after we biked the Angkor complex, we booked a guided tour through our hotel Khmer Mansion for the temples to better understand what we were looking at and to learn more about the history of Cambodia.  Uncle Bill had arrived the night before from Vietnam, so it was his only day to visit Angkor Wat….

Phnom Penh

At the end of our two week vacation, we were scheduled to fly out of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, back to LA.  There are a few possible modes of transportation to get from Siemreap to Phnom Penh besides flying, which we decided was too expensive.  First, you can take a 5-6 hour boat…

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…