Weekends in Phnom Penh

As I’ve already mentioned in previous posts, Cambodia loves a public holiday. To be exact, Cambodians spend 29 days of the year celebrating one thing or another. That’s a whole month!!! It’s only natural then that I’ve been around for a few of these holidays – Paris Peace Agreement Day, King’s Coronation Day, Independence Day…

Mondulkiri

I’m getting better at finding time to do my blog in between my busy Cambodian social life!!! It’s only three days late this time… Go me!! Last weekend a group of four of us travelled to the beautiful province of Mondulkiri. This area is about a 6 hour mini-bus drive from hectic Phnom Penh. We…

Kampot, Kep and Koh Rong Samloem

Without my night time routine of lying in my tent and writing my blog, I have discovered I am terrible at doing this on a regular basis!! It’s all due to the fact I have access to wifi every day and therefore the phrase “I’ll do it later” has crept back in to my vocabulary.…

The tastes, sounds, smells, sights of Cambodia

I promised I would write the odd update during my time in South-East Asia… So here goes! It has been almost one week since my plane touched down in Phnom Penh. The company I’m volunteering with had someone waiting for me, and I was whisked away in to the bustling heart of the city. The…

Bibbulmun Track Magic!!!

Last week Lindsey and I went for an overnight hike on the Bibbulmun Track. Our days have been long and uneventful (just biding my time until the next adventure begins) so we decided to add some spice to our life!! We decided to join the exclusive club of ultralighters and only took the bare essentials…

Thank you all!

It’s been exactly two weeks since we finished our thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail… Two weeks since we walked those final miles, climbed that last mountain and said goodbye to the trail and all our friends. It seems like only yesterday, as well as a lifetime ago. In many ways it feels as if it…

Monson to Katahdin – the final chapter!

Day 153 (21st August): Monson to Long Pond Stream Lean-to – 15.1 miles. If the last section of trail was warm and summery, the start of this section has been the complete opposite… When we woke up it was raining (as the dratted weatherman had correctly forecasted). We had a shuttle returning us to the…

Stratton to Monson

Day 146 (14th August): Unplanned zero day in Stratton. It’s nights/days like today that make us glad we have plenty of time left to finish the trail. After having eaten an excessive amount of food yesterday (trail magic and going out for dinner, followed by eating a tub of ice cream) I wasn’t feeling that…