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Why I Keep Coming Back to Siem Reap


In the last two years, I’ve been to Siem Reap five times. In that duration, I also lived in this quaint city for a month. The first time I stayed here, I spent three days visiting tourist spots with a couple of friends. the famous Angkor Wat I had no idea about this side of [...]

Where to Stay: Victory Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia


If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay in Siem Reap, you may want to check out Victory Guesthouse. I stayed in this hostel for over 10 days as I wanted and clean hostel available. Bousavy Guesthouse was supposedly my other target, but comparing the prices, Victory seems to have cheaper rates. Fortunately, these [...]

Six Months on the Road


I was doing my daily routine of going online to work when it hit me. I’ve been on the road for six months. Six months! I quit my job in January and I’ve travelled to different places ever since. Here’s a list of places I’ve been to in the past six months. Some I stayed [...]

Visa Run in Aranyaprathet-Poipet Border, New Policy?


The other day, my passport visa stamp was going to expire so I needed to go to the Aranyaprathet-Poipet border in order to re-enter Thailand. Only, I was surprised by a policy shared to me at the immigration counter in Cambodia. They asked for 200 Baht since I was going to leave the country (Cambodia) [...]

Backpacking Update: Singapore and Bangkok


Pardon the lack of updates, I know I haven’t been blogging a lot lately. I’ve been pretty much busy with mostly my online job. My funds have been depleting and I need to stay in one place in order to gain more work hours to earn more money and keep this backpacking journey going. I [...]

Back on the Road


After a month and a half, I’m back on the road. I got past the immigration counter without them asking for much information. Compared to my experience last February when I was interviewed twice, this time was a breeze. They only asked for my return ticket and I was through. Maybe smiling at them did [...]

Digital Nomad Life: One Month in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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I received a couple of emails from fellow digital nomads about the cost of living in Siem Reap, Cambodia. These were timely messages as I stayed in this city with a friend for one month. I figured I’d share important factors to consider to help other lifestyle designers who bring their work with them. Here’s [...]

Meeting Readers On the Road


I had the pleasure of meeting readers on the road while in Cambodia. These were unexpected encounters and it was nice  that they spared their time even if they were tired from a long day of temple-hopping. I wrote 20 articles about Siem Reap during my trip last year which has become a guide for [...]

Old Tourist Couple in Siem Reap, Cambodia


I was hanging out with newfound friends at one of the fish massage areas near the Angkor Night Market in Siem Reap. My friends tried the Doctor Fish Spa and were giggling so hard when the fishes ate the dead skin cells of their feet. I was laughing at their reactions when an old tourist [...]

Cebu Pac Manila to Siem Reap, Cambodia Flights


So I’ve been late on the news and I found out that Filipinos have easier access to direct flights from Manila to Cambodia courtesy of Cebu Pacific Airlines. I’m currently based in Siem Reap and I was told that the airline seats are fully booked for April 2012 onwards! Cebu Pacific Air is set to [...]

Your Suitcase, My Backpack


I arrived in Ho Chi Minh and saw you at the lobby while you were reading your book. You were waiting for me and your eyes showed how tired you were after your flight from Singapore. I just came from a stressful day myself and almost never made it passed the immigration in Manila. But [...]

A Lesson on Responsible Tourism

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A lot of people in this blog can see how 'crazy' I can get for the sake of having a unique photo taken. I slipped and hit my head on a rock in Bomod-ok falls in Sagada, I stood on top of the lighthouse in Capones Island in Zambales, I jumped off a cliff in [...]

My 7 Links: Revisiting Old Blog Entries


Passing off a chain that came from word slayer blogger, AJ Poliquit, whose writing leaves me looking for tissues to wipe my nose. My 7 Links - This is a project by Tripbase "to unite bloggers from all sectors to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that [...]

Tips and Things to Know about Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Aside from the Tomb Raider temples, I didn’t know much about Siem Reap, Cambodia. That changed when I visited the city last January. All the way from Cebu to Manila to Clark to Bangkok to Aranyaprathet to Poi Pet to Siem Reap, it took 36 hours of commutes and stops to reach the Kingdom of [...]