Monthly Archives October 2013

Cambodia

For decades off limits to all but the most intrepid tourists, today Southeast Asia’s Cambodia is a popular destination for all kinds of travellers: from independent backpackers who roam far off the beaten track to explore the stunning sugar-palm dotted hinterland to luxury tourists who stay in style and see Cambodia’s main drawcard of Angkor Wat between massages and exquisite French meals.

The ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat is Cambodia’s national treasure. The nearby city of Siem Reap has developed dramatically since the days Angelina Jolie filmed Tomb Raider here and fell in love with the nation.

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While some lament the discovery of Angkor by the masses, the site is still breathtaking and Siem Reap offers all the comforts one could wish for on any budget.

Many do simply holiday at...

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Ko Bulon Lae

Surrounded by relatively clean waters and festooned with bright tropical flowers, countless butterflies, and charming locals who retain the old island ways, Ko Bulon Lae is something special. It might not be for everyone — none of the resorts have air-con or TV, and electricity only runs from 17:00 to 23:00 each evening — but for those who seek peace and quiet, or just a peak into one of Thailand’s most unique islands, Ko Bulon Lae is well worth a visit. Many come back again and again to enjoy the particular tranquility they’ve only found here,so don’t be surprised if Bulon casts its spell on you.

Ko Bulon Lae

For travellers with some time on their hands, Bulon Lae is a great place for alonger stay...

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