Travel: Your Most Memorable Night’s Sleep

I was asked about where my most memorable night’s sleep has been on my travels.  There have been some incredible places that I have stayed around the world but nothing more magical to me than my time in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  My mum and I stayed at the Angkor Howard Hotel in 2006 for that year’s Asian Mission Conference.  While I had been to the neighboring country of Thailand before this was my very first time in Cambodia.  From our first day to our last we were greeted and met with such hospitality and many smiles from the hotel staff.  From our time in the hotel and out in the city I have never met a culture of people who have been so nice, friendly, and smile as much as the people of Cambodia.


The Angkor Howard hotel was a great location for our conference with spacious rooms for the lectures and guest speakers, an outside area for dining and entertaining, and an amazing pool where we witnessed a baptism of one of our convention’s attendees.  While I awoke every morning well rested and excited about the day’s activities it was the food I most enjoyed at the Angkor Howard hotel.  They had a wide selection of food boasting local fresh fruits and vegetables and I was in heaven eating the delicious Khmer cuisine.  It was a great place to spend my first time in Cambodia and I know it will not be my last.  AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia002 AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia001 AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia003 AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia013 AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia006 AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia007 AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia005 AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia004 AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia011 AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia012 AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia009AnkorHowardHotel_Cambodia010

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  • adventuresofalondonkiwi

    How beautiful! Cambodia is somewhere that’s teased my travel list for a long time.

    • Bonnie Rose

      Hope you get to go, I want to go back with my husband and kids. Amazing place.

  • Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    What beautiful costumes those dancers are wearing. Stunning. x

    • Bonnie Rose

      They were so beautiful and loved watching them dancing.

  • Kate Mothes

    Wonderful photos! I love hearing about hotel stays… I think a good hotel/hostel/b&b/whathaveyou can have such a huge impact on an entire stay.


    Kate x

    Artsy Abroad //

    • Bonnie Rose

      Oh indeed Kate! The flip side could really ruin a trip. Loved this place and would definitely go back.

  • Kaelene Spence

    It looks like your Cambodia trip was just amazing, I am loving the pictures from it!

    • Bonnie Rose

      Thank you Kaelene, I need to return! I love Cambodia.

  • Jenna

    I really loved my time in Cambodia and was also there in 2006… I think around October. Just a wonderfully fascinating country with the friendliest people. I’ll never forget the little kids walking up with their bracelets and postcards and repeating “one dolla, one dolla, one dolla…” over and over again :)

    • Bonnie Rose

      Oh how awesome we were both there in similar time frame. The people really are the friendliest I have ever met in my travels. Love that you mentioned the kids, they were my favourite. I still have a painting I bought from one of them…its my favourite thing from that trip.

  • Chelsea

    Your trip sounds so amazing!

    • Bonnie Rose

      It was so wonderful. These are the kind of places I love to visit the most, where you leave and it just makes you want to return. x

  • Eternally WanderLyn

    Wow! Cambodia sounds amazing. It’s definitely going on my must visit list! 😀

    • Bonnie Rose

      Oh O hope you get to, it is such a great place and I would love to return too! x

  • Molly @ The Move to America

    This does look like a great stay – such a vibrant culture with so much to see!

    • Bonnie Rose

      Vibrant culture indeed. Everything and their friendliness is amazing.

  • Jessica – Independent Travel C

    We’ll have to check out this hotel for our upcoming Cambodia trip!

    • Bonnie Rose

      Do and let me know. I was there a while back, but I hope it is still amazing. x

  • Robert Wareham

    Your trip sounds amazing! I’ve never visited Cambodia before but I’ve heard a lot about it from friends that have, as well as plenty of bloggers, and everybody seems to have unforgettable experiences there. I definitely hope I’ll get to visit some time in the future!

    • Bonnie Rose

      Thank you Robert and thank you for linking up again! I hope you do get there. My husband did not get to on this trip and I would love to take him and the boys there. I promise if you love to travel that Cambodia will win over your heart x

  • Kelly Michelle

    Cambodia is on my wish list, the photos are incredible! Thanks for joining the travel link up xx

    • Bonnie Rose

      For good reason and I hope you get to see it in person! x

  • Soapie

    my family is from cambodia so i’m glad to read you enjoyed your time there! =D

    in the photo of the folk dancers holding baskets, they’re dancing the fishing dance. it’s the dance i’m currently teaching my students; that’s cool you got to watch the dance in cambodia. =)