Jul 28 2014

Angkor Marathon and Half Marathon

Published by under Events

Green team - running the half marathon in aid of Angkor Hospital for Children

Running for literally hours in sometimes sweltering heat may not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but serious endurance athletes to those simply dipping their toe in a little hard core exercise will be pleased to know the Angkor Archaeological Park provides a stage for doing just this. Not only is there an annual half … read the full post

Jun 21 2014

King Father’s Interment

Published by under Events

Following the impressive pomp of last year’s cremation, the remains of former King Norodom Sihanouk will be interred during a three-day ceremony at Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace from July 10 to 12, 2014. For visitors to Cambodia, this is a final opportunity to be part of the beloved King Father’s memorial and witness a special element of Khmer culture. … read the full post

Apr 19 2014

How to get heatstroke in Cambodia

Published by under Health & safety

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.

According to the old song, only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. That seems a little exclusive — we think every traveller deserves the opportunity to develop sunstroke. With the onset of the hot season in Cambodia, follow these simple rules to dehydration and delirium in the kingdom. Choose your transport … read the full post

Apr 06 2014

Google launches Street View images of Angkor

Say cheese to the Google Car.

With ever-increasing visitor numbers, Angkor is well established on the tourist map. Now, for the first time, it is also firmly on Google’s. Street View imagery of 100 temples in the 400 square kilometre Angkor Park launched on April 3, 2014, to include iconic historic sites like Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm. Browsing from … read the full post

Mar 24 2014

Best eats in Kampot

Published by under Kampot

It's soup, it's fishy and it's sour. It's sour fish soup!

For a small southern Cambodian town, Kampot has a surprisingly good selection of places to chow down. So when you’ve had enough of contemplating the river, or you’ve worked up an appetite crawling round caves, here’s our pick of some of the best eats in town. Start your day with delicious coffee roasted on site … read the full post

Feb 24 2014

Going to a Cambodian wedding

Published by under Culture

Let's get the party started!

Of all the hospitality that might be extended to visitors in Cambodia, an invitation to a wedding is probably the most special. Wedding parties usually take place in street-side yellow and pink marquees by the family home, or in a hall at a specialist wedding venue. Put aside thoughts of formal speeches and hours of photographs: you’re … read the full post

Feb 07 2014

Trial public bus service in Phnom Penh

Published by under Transport

... all day long.

Getting around Phnom Penh is always a challenge. There’s a range of transport options, in the form of tuk tuk drivers with their distinct cry of “OK, tuk tuk”, and moto-dops who hang out on their bikes in the shade waiting for passengers. Negotiating prices and hoping your driver knows where he’s going are all … read the full post

Jan 03 2014

Protests in Phnom Penh 2014

Published by under Phnom Penh

Avoid trouble spots.

UPDATE (Sunday, January 5): Authorities forcefully cleared the main protest site — Freedom Park — in Phnom Penh on Saturday and banning any more street demonstrations. Although the opposition party has said it will follow the ban, it is not sure whether protesters will show up today or not. Stay well clear of the Wat Phnom … read the full post

Nov 10 2013

How to ride a motorbike sidesaddle in Cambodia

Published by under Health & safety

Extreme dangling.

When I first arrived in Asia, I was awed by the effortless grace of women on motorbikes, sitting nonchalantly sidesaddle on the pillion. After careful observation, a bit of practice and a surprising lack of toppling, I joined their ranks. Visiting new countries is all about experiencing different ways of doing things, so here’s our … read the full post

Sep 30 2013

What’s over Phnom Penh’s Chroy Chungvar Bridge?

Words fail us ...

The Chroy Chungvar Bridge, also known as the Japanese Friendship Bridge (or spien Chroy Chungvar in Khmer), marks an invisible border for most visitors to Phnom Penh. North of Wat Phnom and riverside’s bars and restaurants, the bridge crosses the Tonle Sap river with no major sights to tick off on the other side. But … read the full post

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