A somber trip to the Killing Fields – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A graveyard where thousands of people – men, women, and children – died a brutal death and lay forgotten, just one of many carcasses in a hole in the ground.

Choeung Ek is one of the multiple sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Communist Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Cambodian Civil War. Read More »

The place to party – Vang Vieng, Laos

A popular destination for tourists, some travellers may find Vang Vieng a bit too Westernised for their liking.

The abundance of young, party-loving travellers, lured to Vang Vieng by the popular (and dangerous) tubing activities that used to occur there (they still happen to some extent, but much of it has been closed down due to deaths), may turn some off visiting the town, but I would urge you to visit this place of paradise. Read More »