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Khmer Roots Cooking Class in Kampot, Cambodia

An activity we've come to really enjoy during our travels is taking a cooking class.  It gives us a chance to learn more about the local culture through the food, gives us an opportunity to have authentic conversations with a local, and we also learn how to incorporate new flavor profiles our own...
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The Chill Riverside Town of Kampot, Cambodia

The beauty of having a flexible schedule when traveling is being able to discover towns you wouldn't have visited otherwise.  As we were planning our route throughout Cambodia, Sihanoukville was a town that was mentioned a lot within the backpacking circuit and we were getting a lot of mixed reviews...
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Central Market (Phsar Thmey) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On our last day in Phnom Penh, we had a few hours to do some remaining exploration before hopping on a bus to the next city on our Cambodian tour to Kampot.   We headed out to the Central Market (also known as Phsar Thmey), which seemed catered to both tourists and locals alike.  It's a...
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A Grim Look into Cambodia’s Past – Our visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Prior to our visit to Phnom Penh, we didn't really have a good understanding of what happened during the Khmer Rouge era of Cambodian history, but we soon found some shocking and sad stories about how it all unfolded. Our visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide museum opened our eyes to a dark past of...
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The Largest Water Fight in the World at Chiang Mai, Thailand

One of the most unforgettable and fun experiences (besides volunteering with the animals at Safari) during our time in Thailand and RTW trip was being able to celebrate Songkran in Chiang Mai.  Songkran is the festival that marks the beginning of the New Year according to the Thai...
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The National Museum & Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

We'd finally arrived at our hotel, Rambutan Resort in Phnom Penh after spending the day on a bus from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.     After settling into our hotel, we took a tuk-tuk into the main area of town in search of food.  We were dropped off right in the heart of the...
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Taking the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

We initially were going to start our Asian travels in Vietnam, but due to friends coming to visit later in the month (yay!), we moved around our schedule and would head to Cambodia and then back to Vietnam later on to meet with them, as we had a 3 month, multiple entry Visa for Vietnam.  We decided...
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Eating Like a Local in Saigon, Vietnam

Food has always played a major part of our travels. We have an unofficial motto that the food of the destination makes or breaks our trip in that particular city/country. With Vietnam, it was definitely the food that will keep us coming back. Landing in Saigon was the first Asian city of our RTW...
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The Most Luxurious Layover in Doha, Qatar

Arriving at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar from Istanbul, Turkey was an experience all its own. This airport was brand spankin' new as it literally just opened in 2014, and had only been opened for about a year and a half at that point. Knowing that it was in the world's richest country...
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Flying Qatar Business Class Airbus A330

Prior to taking off on our RTW trip, we had a few flights booked beforehand as our main "guidelines" of where we wanted to be throughout the year. We decided that Turkey would be the last destination in Europe, before heading off to Southeast Asia. Since there are no direct flights from Istanbul to...
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