031 Asia on $7 a day + Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Podcast)

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031 Asia on $7 a day + Sihanoukville, Cambodia Listen NOW! . Subscribe on iTunes WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK We love to hear from listeners about how we can improve the show or what you love about it already. You can email us using the contact form in the footer of this page or tweet @mytravelfreedom What do you want in the show? Are we moving to fast, or is …

Our best and worst value travel from 2014

What experiences were really worth the price tag in 2014? This is about value for money. Best quality for the lowest price. Value is that balance point in the middle. You can get a 4 hour train ride across India for $2… but you’ll be crushed in a sweaty box like cattle. That’s not value for money. That’s just cheap. Flying from London to Athens for $35 in a comfortable, …

9 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

9 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia. It’s one of those capitals that travellers seem to feel the need to get in and get out – fast! But, there is a side to Phnom Penh other than the horrible history of the killing fields and genocide museums. This is a place where over 2 and a half million people live everyday, and have stories of their own. So lets took a look …

11 Photos to inspire you to visit island paradise. Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia

Have you been to paradise? We made it. We think you should too. The Full moon parties and all night raves of Cambodia’s most famous island, Koh Rong, are not everyone’s cup of tea. So here are 11 photos to inspire you, and let you know that there are other, stunning, island options available in Cambodia – without the crowds. While we were on Koh Rong Samloem we stayed at …

Why go Dining in the Dark in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Ever tried dining in pitch black darkness? Sure, we’ve all probably experienced blackouts just as we sit down to a meal but you grab a candle, light it up, and keep eating. But what if you had no light at all? What if you had to eat while being totally blind? How would you cope without the power of sight. Not being able to see what’s right in front of …

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16 Asian Taxi scams (and how to beat them)

Taxi drivers all over Asia know how to extort foreigners, and locals. We’ve encountered our fair share of Asian taxi scams but North Indian taxi drivers are by far the most sneaky. Even the most experienced traveller can easily fall prey to some of the lesser used tricks. Not all of these are hardcore scams exactly, some are just ways to eek a few extra dollars out of ignorant foreigners. …

15 Best Books to Read Before Travelling South East Asia

” The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Books should be an integral part of any travellers travel kit. Whether it be in paperback or as an ebook, you will always find wanderers with a word based resource or two for the country they are in. However, …

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How to Get Your India Visa in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

What’s the process? How easy is it? When we started looking up how to apply for our Indian Visa in Phnom Penh, many travel forums spoke of large difficulties in processing. Having to resubmit paperwork due to small errors or pay for the embassy staff to make the changes. Uncertainty on whether you can can apply for the full 6 month visa rather than being penalised with only 3 months, …

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You know you’re in SE Asia when…

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South East Asia, to anyone who grew up in a western country, is insane. We love it, we hate it. We have no idea how people live this way but are fascinated that they do and sometimes even envious of the lack of rules and order. Our time in SE Asia has come to an end as we head to India this week. We thought we’d wrap things up with …

Eating Spiders (Tarantula) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Video)

Eating Tarantula in Phnom penh Cambodia

Can you eat tarantula? Why, yes you can. Today I’ll be eating spiders in Cambodia – In the capital, Phnom Penh to be precise. Surprisingly, this once hugely common dish has all but disappeared from major cities. We had to do some serious internet research to discover where to chew some tarantulas, without having to go rural. We finally tracked down “Romdeng” restaurant. They keep live tarantulas on the premises …

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5 top scams in Cambodia and how to avoid them

Anywhere you find tourists you find scams. And there are plenty of scams in Cambodia! After 4 months living here we’ve seen a lot of scams and a lot of people getting scammed. However, we’ve been proudly scam free ourselves. By knowing what scams in Cambodia exist and the easiest ways to avoid them, you can stay scam free on your visit too.  Avoid these Cambodian Scams 1. Border/Visa Scams …

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Angkor Wat Cambodia: Sunrise ruined by tourism

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You can probably picture the image in your head right now. The sun rising over an ancient temple complex that was abandoned over 700 years ago. Previously untouched and consumed by the dense jungle surrounding it. The perfect reflection on the lake. The feeling conveyed by promotional material is one of being one of only a few people to have ever witnessed this magnificent event. Sorry to burst your bubble …