Category: Cambodia

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Cambodia’s Coast

Cambodia’s Coast

Cambodia’s Best (mostly) Unknown Waterfront Destinations.   For a number of reasons – marketing, Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach, geographic jackpot, and just plain luck – Thailand is what people think about when they hear Southeast Asian beaches. But if you pan that Google Map to the left… bit more… bit more… you’ll see Cambodia,...

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The Secret Lake of Angkor

The Secret Lake of Angkor

Smiling Albino’s Cambodia team have been exploring Angkor for years, looking for more intimate and historically valuable experiences. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is by far Cambodia’s main tourist destination – drawing well over two million visitors a year. Our new discoveries, lesser-known but important sites emerging from the landscape, are becoming more appealing as...

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Online Travel Research

Online Travel Research

Online Travel Research: What’s Good, What’s Bad, and What to Avoid When Smiling Albino first came to Southeast Asia, the Internet was in its infancy. There were rudimentary blogs and pages with photo albums, but nothing even remotely resembling the selection today’s travelers have. In 2016, we are spoiled for choice. Indeed, there is actually...

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Beyond Angkor

Beyond Angkor

Quick! How many countries’ national flags include a building? Give up? According to our exhaustive research, there are only four – Spain, Afghanistan, Portugal, and Cambodia. Of those, only Cambodia’s flag includes a specific building – the magnificent stone spires of Angkor Wat. This little trivia tidbit is quite telling. Without a doubt, Cambodia’s biggest,...