Category: Around Asia

Bar chat with an expat in Cambodia

Bar Chat with an Expat in Cambodia

When I first got to Sihanoukville I had a really long and informative chat with a western expat girl named Nero.  She was a 30ish year old lesbian from Finland who had lived in Snooky for a while. She dealt poker games at a local bar and her pay was a quarter out of every hand she dealt.  Considering how slow moving drunken bar games are her pay was not very much. We chatted for almost 2 hours which is a really long time for an...

Hotels in Sihanoukville

Hotels in Sihanoukville (Snooky!)

If you are backpacking around Cambodia then Sihanoukville aka ‘Snooky’ is certainly a place you must visit. Check out this Wikitravel guide. You can live on the beach cheaper than you ever imagined because Sihanoukville hotels are so cheap, as is everything else in the city. Compare 170+ Snooky hotels on With hotels as low as $5 for rooms with no aircon or $10-$15 for rooms with aircon you have lots of freedom to come and go as you please and don’t have to pay...

Hotels Phnom Penh

Top 3 Budget Hotels Phnom Penh

One of the best things about Cambodia is how easy it is to find cheap lodging.  With it being so cheap for hotels Phnom Penh is kind of a backpackers dreamland because you can stay there affordably without having to commit to a lease. There are so many hotels in the $15-$20 a night range even in the touristy areas of the capital city Phnom Penh. With so many to choose from there are a few things that set some apart from the rest.  Location...