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    17 days through Sri Lanka

    Even though Sri Lanka is “just an island”, there is so so much to see and do, that 2 or even 3 weeks are no where near enough to explore and do it all. But who says it was the first or only time to visit? 🙂 No matter how long you will stay on the magical island, I’m sure you will have a great time!   In this Sri Lanka travel guide I will share a way (the way I did it) how to travel around Sri Lanka in 2-3 weeks.     Day 1: Arrival, ride to Colombo city hostel, food shopping/cooking/getting to know fellow travelers Sightseeing: Nothing…

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    Sri Lanka travel hacks & know hows

    While in my opinion Sri Lanka is a country you can just book a ticket, arrive, start travelling and have a good time even though you know nothing about the country, it is always great to have a basic idea of how life in that country works, what to expect as well as a few tips and travel hacks at your fingertips that will make travelling even easier and more joyful.   That’s why I decided to collect and share some of the most helpful things and tips that I picked up and realized throughout my journey:   Planning your route: I met many people along my journey that haven’t…

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    Cheap accommodations in Sri Lanka – spending less than 10€ per night

    When travelling, accomodations can add up quite fast, and are often one of the most expensive things throughout the whole trip. Even though I didn’t travel Sri Lanka on a tight budget, it’s always nice to save some money, right? 😉   I decided to spend all my nights in hostels. Not only are they one of the cheapest options around (unless you know someone and get to stay for free with them :)), but also will you be able to meet many, many amazing fellow travellers. Especially when travelling alone this is a win-win situation.   Following there is a list of some great hostels I had amazing times…

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    Transportation Cambodia

      If you aren’t planning on renting a car, or don’t know anybody who would send a driver, there are two options to choose from:   Tuk Tuk A big decision maker whether to take a taxi or ride the tuk tuk is the amount and size of your luggage. A tuk tuk is not a car and eventually even Asians won’t be able to pile another suitcase on top of 3 others 🙂 Also is a tuk tuk open and not “caged” like a car is. We have been told over and over again to always keep our belongings close to the body. If your things are spread all…

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    Wi-Fi or SIM card?

      First I planned on buying a SIM card with data, just to stay in touch and be able to make calls. But then I didn’t buy one the first few days (and survived 🙂 ), and asked myself: who would I be calling in Cambodia? Till then I already came around a bit, have eaten at some restaurants and stayed at a couple of hotels/hostels. At all places I have been able to log in to their Wi-Fi. Here a little guide about where to get Wi-Fi: Hotels/hostels At each hotel/hostel I stayed, the Wi-Fi was already included in the price and each visitor was provided with the password…

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    How to not starve as a vegan in Cambodia

      While I was getting ready for the trip I was wondering how it would be like as a vegan in Cambodia. I had no idea what they eat; and what I would be able to eat from those things. On the internet I read over and over again that the bordering countries offer a lot more options without animal products, whereas Cambodia serves a lot of fish and meat dishes. So I packed some extra vegan granola bars and was ready for some adventure 🙂   I soon learned that their staple food is rice; which hey, is vegan. They eat rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and sometimes…

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    What is Cambodia like?

      Climate The Cambodian year is split in only two seasons – dry and rainy season. While it is raining every day during the months Mai till October, the country dries out throughout the rest of the year. Based on the proximity to the equator, the climate is tropical and humid with relatively steady temperatures (30°C-35°C) throughout the whole year. Also see my blog post weather and climate – when to travel to Cambodia   People Generally it can be said that Cambodians are really nice and friendly. It is part of their culture to not offend their counterpart or raise their voice in public. At the markets, in shops,…

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    Weather and climate – when to travel to Cambodia?

      Different from Europe and North America, Cambodian climate is tropical and very humid. Based on its close location to the equator the temperature barely alternates in the course of the year, and characterizes the Cambodian year with only 2 seasons. The months from Mai till October are contingent on rainy season. This however does not mean that it rains all day long. Besides the heavy but relatively short rains in the afternoon or evening, the sun is still shining. Throughout this time the landscape is blossoming and turning green, ponds and lakes are finally filled with water, touristic attractions and the cities are a lot less crowded and lots…

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    12 travel tips for Cambodia

      Language There is definitely no need to worry about the language if you can speak and understand English – but I guess that is no problem for you since you are reading this 😉 Even though the national language is Khmer and consists of total different signs and letters, everyone’s English is good enough to get what you want. The vocabulary of some tuk tuk drivers or women selling their goods at the market is no more than “how much”, “dollar”, “good price for you”, “ladyyyyyy” or “same same”. But it has always been enough for the situation. A Cambodian guy once taught me the basics in their language…