Cambodia was one of our favorite countries in South East Asia. We loved our time there and it is one of the few countries that has ended up our our short list of places we would like to return. We connected with the people, got off the beaten track, and took lots of time exploring the temples of the Angkor Wat complex. During our 2.5 weeks we spent time in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Kampot. While in Siem Reap we attended Phare the Cambodian Circus, an amazing acrobatic act and took a day trip through the stilt and floating villages around Tonne Sap Lake. In Phnom Penh we were struck by the devastation of the Khmer Rouge Regime through our visits to The Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. The positivity of the people of Cambodia is truly amazing. There is so much poverty and it was very hard dealing with the small children selling items at the temples, but it all added to the experience. You can find all our posts on Cambodia here
One thing we knew we wanted to splurge on while in Ireland was the Guinness Storehouse. We had been told by numerous people that the Guinness you get in Ireland is unlike Guinness elsewhere. The storehouse and original factory are located in Dublin and lucky for us in walking distance from our apartment. The storehouse is huge and we stayed over 4 hours. Continue Reading
This month we introduce you to Justyna, a solo traveler from Poland currently exploring the world.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
Hi! I’m Justyna and I run the One Penny Trip blog. I’m a pure travel junkie but this is probably something you could expect me to say 🙂 Yes, I love traveling to off the beaten path places, very often with people I met somewhere on the way or simply solo. I left Poland in May 2013 and since then I’m kind of moving around. Currently I’m in Germany for a longer while. Continue Reading
We had the chance to check out some great music in Ireland. Hearing traditional Irish music in a pub was at the top of our list of things to do. Here we share three great cities to experience music if you decide to venture to Ireland.
Dingle: We knew Dingle would be busy and we were lucky to find a B&B right downtown. The music and pub scene is huge here with numerous choices to find nightly music. We enjoyed hopping from pub to pub listening to different musicians. It’s a good idea to Continue Reading
We had 19 days to explore Thailand and left with mixed feelings. We didn’t fall in love with it, but did fall in love with certain places. We really enjoyed our time in Ko Lanta, a small island off the southwest of Thailand. Jason did a few dives, we snorkeled and learned how to cook Thai food. Ko Lanta was the perfect place to explore using a motorbike, with quiet roads and never ending beauty. We also really enjoyed our time up North in Chiang Mai. We stayed in the walled city and loved all the great food, including street food and lots of vegetarian options. We took another cooking class in Chiang Mai and loved visiting the street fairs. Many places in Thailand were over run with tourists and just too busy for us. We weren’t able to connect with the locals and actually found that many people did not speak English. Bangkok was a whirlwind and way too busy for us, although we did find some great food. Read all about our time in Thailand here.