Category Archive: Under the Skin

These posts will cover experiential travel and our attempts to learn things.

Jan 31

Exploring the Lost City of Mahendraparvata at Mount Kulen Cambodia

Srah Damrie, Mount Kulen, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about exploring the lost city of Mahendraparvata at Mount Kulen or Phnom Kulen in northern Cambodia, since the New York Times recently included it under its Siem Reap entry at #47 on its 52 Places to Go in 2014 list. A few details in that entry lead us …

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Aug 23

How To Experience The Real Dubai

I had one of those conversations the other night about Dubai that I’ve found myself having every now and again since we moved to the United Arab Emirates in 1998 – the year before the sail-shaped ‘seven-star’ Burj Al Arab hotel opened and Dubai’s tourism industry exploded. It’s a conversation I now find so tedious …

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Aug 10

A Local Guide to Sydney Architecture

The Sydney Opera House is Sydney’s most recognisable asset. Every time we return to Sydney and we see it, we’re home. The story behind the commissioning and construction of the Sydney Opera House is a narrative that leaves few participants with any honour in the creation of one of the world’s most recognisable structures. The …

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Jan 31

Early Morning Alms Giving to the Monks in Luang Prabang, Laos

The early morning alms giving to the monks in Luang Prabang, Laos, is one of the main attractions that lures many travellers to the laidback Mekong River town although it’s not unique to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. The few times we’ve been out at the crack of dawn in Bangkok – generally on our way to …

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Dec 23

A Local Guide to the Siem Reap Arts Scene and Creative Community

This local guide to the Siem Reap arts scene and creative community comes from designer, gallery owner and entrepreneur Loven Ramos. Siem Reap has a rich artistic and cultural heritage, evident in its Angkor temple architecture and elaborate carvings, and in the classical Khmer dance and music, but we didn’t expect to find such as vibrant …

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