Lives in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Since Apr 2009
25-34 year old male
I instantly fell in love with South-East Asia and its people when I first travelled around Asia in 2003. The history, culture and the people make Asia a fascinating and magical destination. I now run a specialist Asian Travel Company called 'See Asia Differently' as well as ‘Gibbon Spotting Cambodia’. Our experiences are all about you and we offer tailor-made and packaged holidays to Asia; allowing our visitors to experience the true Asia. South East Asia is extraordinary captivating and offers its visitors a wealth of experiences and diversity that I believe no other area of the world can offer. It has something for everyone, from the adventurer, wildlife and beach lover or the 'tomb raider' and is also fabulous for families. I do hope that you like the places that I have suggested and the Tips that I have given to assist you in getting the most out of your personal adventure to Asia. Happy Travels from all of us at www.SeeAsiaDifferently.com
Points of Interest & Landmarks
4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
Gift & Specialty Shops
Paint & Pottery Studios, Gift & Specialty Shops
Horseback Riding Tours
Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and the richest fishing lake in the World. Don't miss the opportunity to see its floating village, Kompong Phluk, and immerse yourself among the people who live their lives around the water. In the dry season, locals can often by seen repairing their boats, and when the wet season comes, children paddle to and from school, while many adults fish for their supper.
Quad biking is a fun way to get a preview of Cambodian life in the countryside. Ride through the rice fields and villages, either to catch the sunset or for a whole day. If you're not a fully confident driver, someone will accompany you through the beautiful landscape.
Enjoy a free wine tasting of this unique product, made locally in Siem Reap and distributed all over the city (including to the top hotels). The owners are a friendly married couple who kindly invite people to their homes to sample all eight flavours of their Sombai wines, which include coconut-pineapple and mango-green chilli.
At the Cambodia Landmine Museum, visitors can learn about the inspiring story of ex-child solider Aki Ra, who was named among CNN's Top 10 Heroes in 2010 for his commitment to removing some of the millions of landmines left in Cambodia. The revenues from the museum are invested in continuing the de-mining work, and supporting the education of select disadvantaged children under the organization's care.
Beyond the Angkor Wat temple itself, you'll find yet more beautiful temples and landscapes to explore. The temples are nestled between what seems like an endless jungle of intertwined trees. Enjoy the peaceful forest and smaller temples dotting the area, or for a more local experience, ask your guide to take you to the Bayon Temple, where you can experience a monk water blessing.
Even if you're not the most artsy person, you'll still have a lot of fun making your own ceramic pot with the help of staff at Khmer Ceramics. Once you've finished your crafty pot, they will fire it up for you and even have it delivered to your hotel.
Whether you are an experienced rider or have never been on a horse, going through the rice fields and villages on horseback is definitely one of the most unique and peaceful ways to see the more tranquil parts of Cambodia.
This fun mini-golf course is a great place to spend an hour or two if you want to relax. There is a large garden, bar and seating area where you can order food.
Asana makes high-quality cocktails, many designed by the creative staff, and you can learn to make four of these delicious drinks at one of the cocktail classes on offer here. Believe me, you’ll be a very happy person after you’ve consumed your creations!
The talented Cambodian performers of Phare will inspire you with their acrobatic tricks, humour and stories. All of the performers have come from disadvantaged backgrounds - living as orphans or on the streets - and have impressively managed to develop their skills to a professional level, despite the odds stacked against them.