Bus from the Phnom Penh Airport to the city centre

There are three bus lines in the capital of the Kingdom of Wonder. Line 1 goes from Monivong Boulevard to Okaha Suy Sophan Bus Terminal. Line 2 links Ta Khmao with Night Market and eventually the line 3 connects the Airport with the Night Market. Continue reading ->

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Peacekeeping

Peacekeeping operations, although not directly specified by the provisions of UN Charter, plays an important role in restoring and maintaining peace, protecting civilians, preventing conflicts and achieving durable political settlements. Continue reading Peacekeeping

Transport – a story about white cars in Cambodia

It is not very easy to ride a bicycle in Cambodia. The Kingdom of Wonder is full of (mostly white) cars and motorcycles, while bikes are not a significant part of the Cambodian landscape. Oddly enough, it is mostly foreigners and poor people who use bikes in everyday life Read more ->

Myanmar on a shoestring – part 2

CAM02937After a couple of days in the former capital, I went to Mandalay and Bagan. I also planned to go to Inle Lake but bearing in mind the words of my German friend that I cannot visit everything in Myanmar in one week only, I skipped the idea. Well, it is Asia – you cannot stick to a stick travel plan, no matter how well prepared you are. Unexpected things necessarily happen, either on the road or with… Continue reading ->

Myanmar on a shoestring – part 1

CAM03116This month I have visited Myanmar – better known Burma – for a week in this faraway corner of the world. The country has been almost entirely closed to international tourism due to military junta which ruled over the country for 20 years.

My first encounter with the Burmese people occurred Continue reading->