Budget Travel

The Story of the Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

November 21, 2012  

The Story of the Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh

Photo credit by Augapfel In the south-central region of Cambodia, on the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Bassac and Mekong Rivers, lies Phnom Penh, the country’s permanent capital since 1866. Within the city sits the Cambodian Royal Palace whose complex contains, to the south, the stunning Silver Pagoda. In a country with a troubled past, the Silver Pagoda remains as a monument to a different age and, despite much internal destruction at the hands of the Khmer Rouge during... [Read more of this review]

Tranquil Retreat in Yogyakarta

October 3, 2011  

Tranquil Retreat in Yogyakarta

At first glance, this pioneer boutique hotel in Jogja, Dusun Jogja Village Inn, looks like a most typical Indonesia homes from the outside. Step inside and you’ll find yourself in a completely different world of peace and tranquility with gently swaying trees, fragrant gardens, and a clear, salt-water swimming pool that will entice any visitor to sit back and relax. Located just 10 minutes by car from the downtown core, the hotel lends easy access to various attractions... [Read more of this review]