Capture the Colour 2013

Colourful Island of Burano, Italy
The colourful homes on Burano, Italy.

This year marks the second year the Capture the Colour Photo Contest is running and I’m excited to be participating this time! Bloggers have been challenged to showcase five travel photos that best represent the colours of these five categories: red, blue, green, yellow, and white. Of course these categories can be interpreted in any way or form and some of the photos coming in are really creative.

The hardest part of this challenge was picking just one photo for each category. I poured over thousands of images spanning over 7 years of travel. The result was a trip down memory lane as each photo represents more than just a colour but a personal travel story. Read more “Capture the Colour 2013”

Travel Costs: Cambodia

How much does it costs to travel in Cambodia?
Getting off the beaten path in the country side of Kampot, Cambodia.

Continuing with the series of travel costs in Southeast Asia, today I’m breaking down what we spent our money on in Cambodia.


After spending three weeks traveling through Vietnam, we headed over to Phnom Penh, Cambodia by bus. Immigration was easy, but it was our first time experiencing the “stamping fee” which would make an appearance again in Laos. We stayed in Phnom Penh for 3 nights in an air-conditioned private room. We went to the National Museum, shopped at some of the markets, and learned about Cambodia’s dark past at the S-21 Prison and the Killing Fields. We then took a day bus down to the beach town of Sihanoukville and stayed in a fan-cooled room for 3 nights. We checked out Serendipity, Occheuteal and Otres (the best!) Beaches and enjoyed the most delicious beachside seafood dinners for a measly $5 a pop.

We wanted to check out one of the nearby islands, so we hopped on a boat and heading out to Koh Ru. We stayed for 3 nights in a very rustic beach hut with shared bathrooms, and came the closest to finding paradise on our secluded little island. We spent one more night in Sihanoukville before catching one of our worst bus ride experiences to Kampot. Read more “Travel Costs: Cambodia”