Author Archives: nontraveller

Cambodian hospitality

I left Cambodia after only a short visit, with a good impression of the people and their customs. We hired our tuk-tuk driver, Som, for a second excursion to the temples, which included our new joint favourite, Preah Khan. This … Continue reading

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Exploring the ancient city of Angkor

I’m in Cambodia with my brother, where we’ve holed up at the cheapest hostel I’ve ever stayed at – just US$2.50 per night – but with plenty of charm and run by a big-hearted Turk named Ufuk. We’re in Siem … Continue reading

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Stir fried vegetables in Bangkok

We decided to check out one of Bangkok’s famous markets, but decided the legendary ‘floating markets’ were a little too hard to reach. Instead we went to Chatuchak weekend market. They say you can buy anything sold in Thailand here, … Continue reading

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A whole new continent

I’ve never been to Asia. The closest I came was Istanbul in 2012, but I never ventured beyond the European side of that continent-striding city. I did fly over on my way to New Zealand, setting foot briefly in Dubai … Continue reading

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My quest is at an end!

So, I’ve been busy. This blog post has been sitting, half-written, in my drafts for over a month now. I guess I’d better get it out! I’m back home after an incredible trip around North America. My last port of … Continue reading

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Crazy, but in a good way: Welcome to Portland!

I’ve done things in Portland I never thought I’d ever do. Maybe it’s something about this place – the blend of bohemianism and hedonism that gives the city it’s reputation for being, well, a little bit weird. Whatever it is, … Continue reading

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Exploring the Oregon coast

I had wanted to visit some smaller towns on my US trip, and the northern coast of Oregon seemed like a good place to do just that. Getting there without a car might have been difficult – though buses do … Continue reading

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