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Renting an Apartment in Siem Reap, an Insider Guide

Renting an Apartment in Siem Reap, an Insider Guide

Renting an apartment in Siem Reap can be challenging. While the rise of holiday rental websites such as HomeAway and VBRO and rent-a-room sites like Airbnb and Roomorama have made it easier to rent short term properties and rooms in private homes, there are still some...
Why Small Local Boutique Hotels Beat Big Bland Multinationals

Why Small Local Boutique Hotels Beat Big Bland Multinationals

After a couple of months staying in boutique hotels in Siem Reap and Bangkok, we’ve reaffirmed something we’ve increasingly felt over the years and that’s that when it comes to choosing hotel accommodation when we travel, boutique hotels suit us better. We much prefer small...
Tips To Renting A Holiday Villa

Tips To Renting A Holiday Villa

Spending a holiday in a villa rental with family or friends can be very special. But things can also go horribly wrong. Thankfully, after years of experience staying in holiday rentals we know how to avert disasters. Here are our tips to renting a holiday...
How To Avoid Holiday Rental Scams

How To Avoid Holiday Rental Scams

Following our post on Tips to Renting Holiday Apartments — A Checklist a reader asked for tips on how to avoid holiday rental scams and getting ripped off when booking self-catering accommodation, such as how to handle money, how to make sure places are reputable, and whether there...
Tips To Renting Holiday Apartments — A Checklist

Tips To Renting Holiday Apartments — A Checklist

I’ve lost count of the number of self catering properties we’ve settled into, from holiday houses and villas to serviced apartments and apart-hotels, from staying only in holiday rentals during our 2010 grand tour to last month testing out short-term apartments in Phnom Penh. We thought...
Where to Stay in Sydney — Rooms With A View

Where to Stay in Sydney — Rooms With A View

There are some cities where it doesn’t matter what’s outside your hotel window, where you’re going to decide where to stay based on factors other than a view, but where to stay in Sydney, a destination with a stupendous harbour, sublime beaches and stunning skyline, does...