Banteay Srei, butterflies and bombs… a Siem Reap day trip
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The Angkor Wat archaeological park is enormous. While the central temples closer to town can take a couple of days to explore, it’s really worth going further afield to see some of the other temples as well. One of the … Read More

5 family-friendly places to eat in Siem Reap, on a budget
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One of the biggest challenges during our Southeast Asian Travel Challenge was sticking to a budget when feeding the kids. THE BOYS ATE SO MUCH! Also, our family has a few requirements. Clearly we want clean when travelling, with good … Read More

Jasmine Guesthouse: Budget family accommodation in Siem Reap
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We stayed at the Jasmine Lodge (Guesthouse) while we were in Siem Reap. Now that we know Siem Reap better we’d choose somewhere in Wat Bo around the river. It’s a nicer area, and more convenient to the centre. However … Read More

Love at first sight: Cambodia
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Travel has been my passion for nearly twenty-five years. There have been one or two places I’ve been to that I struggled with (India, I’m talking about you), but I’ve enjoyed most places I’ve been. There is always something to … Read More

Apa Kaba guesthouse in Melaka
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In Melaka we stayed at the wonderful Apa Kaba guesthouse. It’s not for everyone, but perfect for people like me who would rather pass kidney stones than stay at a highrise resort. This quirky traditional Malay house has a range … Read More

Budget Family holidays… how cheap can you go?
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I can’t wait to take the kids to KL Six people, five grand, four countries… one amazing adventure. Two wines too many and I got us into this mess. I agreed to a challenge, to take my family of six … Read More

Cheap flights from Sydney to Siem Reap for $1333… FOR 6 PEOPLE!
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The Challenge: 6 people, 5 grand and 4 countries. But can we bring this holiday in under $5000? Is that possible for a family of six? We believe so. But it does take some work. Starting with a cheap airfare. I spent … Read More