Cycling Phnom Penh to Siem Reap – motorcycling, that is.

In November of last year, Tyler and Kevin took a motorcycling course to get their formal M2 license for riding a motorcycle in Canada. After a long hiatus, they decided to put those skills into action in Cambodia. Riding here is not at all like riding in a parking lot in Scarborough, and they've got the…

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Rollin’ on the River (Tonle Sap River, that is)

Before my brothers arrived, we'd been really saving up the "touristy" activities that we wanted to do, so that the four of us could experience such things with maximum enthusiasm. One of the things we'd been most looking forward to was a boat tour on the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers. Kevin did his usual…

Part 4 of our Philippines Trip: Puerto Princesa and the Underground River

After leaving Nacpan Beach, we took a bus down to the Palawan capital of Puerto Princesa, where we were scheduled to catch a flight back to Manila. So, we boarded an air-conditioned van that took us on a 7 hour bus ride, despite telling us it would be 4.5 hours. But hey - rain, a…

Part 2.3 of our Philippines Trip: Island Hopping Tour B and Selfie Sticks

A couple of days after Anne had left us for Manila, Kevin and I signed up for a big group tour through Art Cafe. This time, we embarked on Tour B. The food wasn't as good with the Art Cafe tour as it had been with the Golden Monkeys Tour, but the content of the…

Part 2.2 of our Philippines Trip: Island Hopping Tour A

One of the primary tourist attractions or activities in El Nido is the Island Hopping. There are 4 different versions of the Island Hopping Tour (A, B, C, D) and each tour is the same, and each is operated by a local. Each tour’s format is also the same - stop at 2 attractions, stop…