Blog Posts on backpacking 2009




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Accidental Tourists by It's a Beautiful Life! on Oct 30, 2010“Never forget… every driver is trying to kill you.” That was a tip in one of the tourist brochures we picked up in Siem Reap last year, in an article about Cambodian road safety. According to the article, Cambodia has 10 times the t...



Mastercard Moment by It's a Beautiful Life! on Sep 12, 20103-day temple pass for two: $80 Tuk-tuk driver: $41 Tour guide: $55 Seeing the sun rise over the Angkor Wat: PRICELESS *Taken 27 October 2009*...



Craving for Pho by It's a Beautiful Life! on Aug 15, 2010I’ve been craving for pho lately, especially after Kayni blogged about her rainy-day pho meal. Pho, one of Vietnam’s most popular dishes, is basically rice noodle soup which is usually served with chicken or beef. When the weather is wet...



The Killing Fields/Choeung Ek Genocidal Center by It's a Beautiful Life! on Apr 10, 2010The Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, located 17 kilometers south of Phnom Penh, is the most popular of the sites known as The Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge executed about 17,000 people between 1975-1979. 8,895 bodies were discovered in the mass g...



Fancy Guest House, Phnom Penh by It's a Beautiful Life! on Mar 30, 2010Fancy Guest House in Phnom Penh is a TripAdvisor find, it is among the top-ranked bed & breakfasts in the city. Making reservations was easy, I just inquired directly with the owner, Mr. Phannak, via email months before our trip. He offered three...



Jonker Walk, Malacca Food Trip by It's a Beautiful Life! on Mar 9, 2010I received today a positive comment on one of my blog entries about our backpacking trip last October, and I realized that I haven’t posted anything about that trip in four months. It’s a shame, really, because I still have a lot of stori...



Jonker Walk, Malacca Food Trip by on Mar 9, 2010I received today a positive comment on one of my blog entries about our backpacking trip last October, and I realized that I haven't posted anything about that trip in four months. It's a shame, really, because I still have a lot of stories and pictu...



Jonker Walk, Malacca Food Trip by It's a Beautiful Life! on Mar 9, 2010I received today a positive comment on one of my blog entries about our backpacking trip last October, and I realized that I haven’t posted anything about that trip in four months. It’s a shame, really, because I still have a lot of stori...



An Afternoon in Malacca by on Nov 27, 2009Malacca or Melaka, two hours away by bus from Kuala Lumpur, is a vibrant little city teeming with history. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July of 2008. There are many interesting historical sites in Malacca because of its rich...



Fenix Inn, Malacca by on Nov 26, 2009Abet and I are King and Queen of Cheap Accommodation. The cheaper the hotel room, the better. We're out most of the time anyway, the room is is just a place to rest, shower, and leave our things, so as long as it's safe, clean, and in a good location...