Saving the Elephants

We choose the remote town Sen Monorom, the capital of Mondulkiri Province, as our last stop in Cambodia. The major attractions there are – besides exploring the impressive landscape by motorbike on the red dirt roads and the imposing waterfalls – the two concurring elephant-related actives: On the one hand, elephant riding in the minority villages of the indigenous Pnong people, and on the other hand the Elephant Valley Project [&hellip

Angkor What?

Angkor Wat, one of the best known temple complexes in the world, is not the only thing to see in Siem Reap. There are more than 1000 temples in the Angkor region and we especially enjoyed exploring smaller ones which were not overrun by tourists. Inside the temple area, the action movie Tomb Raider got produced. Coming from Battambang by boat, we experienced the tide-restistant and beautiful fishing villages, that [&hellip

Lederhosening the Bamboo Train

“All aboard, everybody off, all aboard, everybody off”. Bamboo trains are simple and lightweight frames with about three meters in length, made out of bamboo at home. And because the railway-track is single lined, it can happen that two bamboo trains from different directions face each other. Simple rule: The bamboo train with less weight has to be disassembled, put off the rails, the other “train” can pass, and the [&hellip

Snake versus Gecko in Cambodia

A Cambodian snake chokes a still alife gecko, he bites back the snake and a cruelful and slow fight for about two hours begins… We had the great luck to see this natural spectacle – not in a zoo, but in wild Cambodia. And note: The short video is just the summary of hours!

Killing Fields, Phnom Penh

During our short stay in Phnom Penh we visited one of the so called Killing Fields outside the city. For us it was unimaginable that such a peaceful and beautiful area was place of unspeakable horror in the late 70s. As we were and still are touched by the events that happened not only there but all over Cambodia, we prefer to write little and let the images speak for [&hellip

Off the beaten track between Kampot and Kep

The pleasant city Kampot, situated in the southern part of Cambodia, offers a wide range of adventures and leisure time activities. We rent motorbikes and explored the beautiful rural countryside to the neighbour city Kep: Exploring Secret Lake, Salt Fields, Fishing Villages and the well hidden White Elephant Caves… Lederhosening Dirtroad Adventure to White Elephant Caves We got lost in the outback around the Secret Lake and salt fields: farmers [&hellip

Koh Rung – Tropical Island in Cambodia

After one challenging month of exploring mystic paths of India, we took a flight from Calcutta to Bangkok. But Thailand was not our desired destination! As soon as possible, we continued our trip to Cambodia’s remote tropical islands. Departing from the port of Sihanoukville, a small boat took us to Koh Rung, where a small wooden bungalow directly by the white sandy beach just waited for us – literally sunrise [&hellip