Category: Cambodia

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Back to the Tomato Guesthouse – to paint signs! – Cambodia

And once more I returned to the lovely, Khmer family run Tomato Guesthouse. Right before leaving Cambodia after 3 months of painting, this ‘home away from home’ provided…

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Meditation: calm down, calm down, calm down – Cambodia

The Hariharalaya retreat center in Cambodia was my refuge turning 30 (see my previous post). And, it was so good that I went back for more. Six days of yoga…

Taking a pedicure in Cambodia :)

Call me lazy. I would never get a pedicure back home. But here it’s affordable and my feet depereately needed a pedicure. Even though I was quite embarrassed,…

Ways of cheap travel: trading artwork for food & accommodation

When I left home more than 6 months ago, I had high expectations of this illustrated travel blog. Of course I enjoy journaling for family and friends, but…

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Tiger balm – the Cambodian solution to all health problems

  Tiger balm. The strong, herbal and minty smelling balm you can find through out all South East Asia. My first use of it was back in the…

Nights of backgammon – Cambodia

Meet Nils. One of the owners of the Lonely Beach Resort. A Backgammon addict. And my teacher for the these two months of intensive Backgammon-ing.   Every night,…

Same same but different – shower rituals in Cambodia

Taking a shower while wearing a tube-shaped piece of clothng wrapped around you is not as easy as it seems! The one time I got to try it,…

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My first words of Khmer – Cambodia

After the first visit to Cambodia in February/March, I’m back now for 3 months. I got invited to do art work for the on the remote and secluded…

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Going to a hair dresser in Cambodia..

I left Amsterdam in early January with freshly cut hair. Having a short hairstyle usually means frequent maintenance. And so I was quite attached to my awesome hair…

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the Hariharalaya yoga & meditation retreat – Where I turned 30!

Turning 30. Was I trying to escape it, as my brother suggested, by going away traveling? Who knows. While my Facebook news feed gradually turned into a portfolio of…

Sign painting in Kampot – Cambodia

In Kampot, a laid back riverside town in south east Cambodia, I stayed at a place called Kampot River Bungalow. It was quite far out of town, on…

Swinging on the beach – Koh Rong, Cambodia

Ok I already raved about Koh Rong’s Lonely Beach in my previous post. But I diidn’t tell you about its strongest asset. The Swing. Lonely Beach has a…

Hammock life on the beach – Cambodia

While traveling in Cambodia I was recommended by many people to go to the island of Koh Rong. ButI heard very different stories about it. From bad infections…

Jungle trek in Chi Phat – Cambodia

Chi Phat is a village southwest of Phnom Penh and close to the Cardamom mountains. It’s a good base camp for jungle treks, kayaking, mountainbiking and bird watching….

The market in Phnom Penh – Cambodia

What I like about drawing most, is how seemingly ordinary settinngs can turn into interesting pictures displaying unlimited details. The more closely you observe it, the more you…

Floating villages on the river to Battambang – Cambodia

Battambang, a laid back river town, is a 6 hour boat ride away from Siem Reap. The floating villages along the way were enchanting. It’s like sailing through…

Say what?! Angkor Wat! – Cambodia

First stop in Cambodia is Siem Reap: the base from where to explore the temples of Ankor Wat, the eighth wonder of the world. Hundreds of temples are…

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