How to Do Street Food in South East Asia

Most times there will be a language barrier but this shouldn’t stop you from trying food carts. At first, we would move cautiously up to the food cart, looking at each other, whispering ‘do you think it’s safe to eat? What is that?’ and then point to something asking ‘how much?’ If you do ask…

One Month in Cambodia – Photo Gallery

We have put together a travel photo gallery of our favourite photos from Cambodia. They are unedited photos and a collection of our impressions and memories. Please enjoy! TWOGREENBACKPACKS.COM/CAMBODIA

Top 10 Things To Do In Cambodia

In the order that I remember them. 1. Get a Blind Massage This is definitely an experience. No pampering, no fuss, just exactly what it says on the sign. A massage by a blind masseur. 60 minutes for $5. A few dollars for a good cause to help the blind make a living working instead…

The Motivation to Blog…

… Has all but disappeared. We have much to catch up on. We went on a trek with an elephant, a leech sucked my blood, we got involved in elephant politics, I accidentally let a baby drop on its head, we traveled from Cambodia to Vietnam, and now we think Lionel has malaria. More to…

Don’t be That Guy (or Girl) to order Crab and then Complain

Don’t be this girl. She ordered a Crab dish at the Crab Market, in a Crab Restaurant (literally called ‘The Crab Kitchen’). When the dish came she complained and asked for the staff to take out all of the meat from the shell as it was ‘too messy’ for her to do it herself. Don’t…

The Ever Present Issue Of Money

The elephant trek was largely a great experience, despite me constantly wondering if I’m yet again funding the extinction of a species. Mr. Tree had convinced us to get a guide for an additional US$20. He was supposed to speak fluent English, explain everything about the elephant and the jungle and take us to meet…

The Rich, The Poor And The Confused

Playing candy crush in an air conditioned bus on a ferry, eating a chocolate croissant while two hungry children knock on the window pointing at our food is not a situation I expected to be in and I didn’t like it. I wondered who is more helpless, the one helping or the one being helped?…

Elephant Politics In Mondulkiri

Hellbent on visiting the Elephant Valley Project, we ended up deciding against it and opted for a local elephant trek. We were met with very passionate anti-EVP opinions and stories by the locals and even after the trek with the locals, I left Sen Monorom with mixed emotions and concern for its future. I wonder…

Children in Cambodia

Just a quick note that these are the opinions of myself, of what I’ve seen and heard from talking to locals, expats and fellow travellers. I won’t pretend to clearly know everything about the situation of children in Cambodia as I’ve only spent four short weeks there. This is just what I’ve seen and heard…