"Pub Street" Gallery

In my first book, The Long Road From Pub Street, I tell the story of my trip across Cambodia, from Siem Reap, to Phnom Penh.

Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Pub Street, Siem Reap

I've put together this gallery of images to help the reader to further enjoy my book. I hope that it adds to the story!

Siem Reap

Pub Street, Siem Reap's backpacker street which gives its name to my book. Here, you can find delicious food, cheap hostels, and $0.25 draught beer.

The floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest lake in Southeast Asia.

wooden stilt houses at Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
floating village

 Angkor Wat

Visiting Angkor Wat is one of the main reasons that people go to Siem Reap. The best time to visit the famous temple complex is just before dawn, to watch the sun rise behind the ancient Khmer ruins.

the sun rises behind the khmer spires of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Sunrise at Angkor
 Angkor Wat was the greatest city of the ancient Khmer Empire.

Angkor Wat historical park ruins of ancient Khmer Temples, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat
While I don't exactly agree with riding elephants (see THIS article or THIS ebook for more information), I thought that this picture of the elephants, tuk-tuk, monks, and ruins of Angkor Thom really captured the spirit of visiting Angkor Historical Park.

elephant, tuk tuk, monks, and khmer ruins in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Thom
Although most people visit Angkor Wat as tourists, the ancient Hindu-turned-Buddhist temple complex is still a holy site in Cambodia.

four saffron-robed monks walk the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia
monks at Angkor Wat


On the road, we stopped for baguettes, and... well, you know the story!

bread for sale in Cambodia
By the time we arrived in Sihanoukville, Typhoon Chaba was picking up. We ended up stuck on the mainland longer than we had intended.

docks in a storm
Typhoon Chaba made the sea too dangerous to go out to the island

Koh Rong

Our bungalow! Home, sweet home while we were on Koh Rong! We were really and truly roughing it, but it was definitely an unforgettable experience.

bungalow on Koh Rong Island, Cambodia
bungalow near the beach
Mosquito netting was a must!You can see, above the bed, the gap between the wall and the roof. That's where the monkey came into the bungalow one morning!

monsquito netting over a bunk in a beach bungalow
bed in the bungalow
The bathroom was open to the elements! Luckily there was nobody around except monkeys. It was really just like camping.

toilet and open air shower in Cambodia
our bathroom on Koh Rong
But despite the rough accommodations, the island was beautiful!

colorful buildings and boats at Koh Rong Island, Cambodia
arriving at Koh Rong
After the typhoon passed, the sky was blue, the sand was dazzling white, and the sea was clear as glass.

white sand beach and palm trees, island, cambodia
beautiful day on the beach
clear water sunny day on Koh Rong Island, Cambodia
boat off of Koh Rong
a sunny day on Koh Rong Island, Cambodia
sunny day on the island

Phnom Penh 

The Independence Monument in downtown Phnom Penh. It's modeled after Khmer-style architecture, like at Angkor Wat.

the Cambodian independence monument in Phnom Penh
independence monument
For our last evening, we went out on a sunset cruise along the Mekhong River. The skyline of Phnom Penh isn't so built up yet. It was a perfect way to end our trip to Cambodia.

yellow, orange, purple, and blue sunset over Phnom Penh, Cambodia
sunset in Phnom Penh
You can also watch a short video we shot during our trip to Cambodia HERE.

If you haven't read The Long Road From Pub Street, you can download it from Amazon by following this link!

My second book, a Burma travelogue, Across The Golden Land, is coming soon to Amazon!