Archive for January, 2011

Jan 30 2011

New Otres beach accommodation is Done Right

Published by under Sihanoukville

Just when you thought it was gone, new accommodation has begun to rise from the ashes of Otres beach in Sihanoukville. Done Right opened in December and is a beautiful example of sustainable building and responsible business in Cambodia. Done Right existed in a previous incarnation on Otres Beach, but was bulldozed last year as … read the full post

Jan 11 2011

The Disappeared: A cross-cultural love story in Cambodia

Published by under Books & movies

There are quite a few excellent books and memoirs about Cambodia, but love stories set against the backdrop of the Khmer Rouge era are few and far between. The Disappeared by Kim Echlin manages, against all odds, to capture the beauty of Cambodia and the terror of the Cambodian genocide. Anne Greves is sixteen when … read the full post

Jan 10 2011

New Year’s Resolution: Brunch at Raffles

Published by under Cafes & brunch

Last month Raffles Hotel Le Royal revamped its less-expensive brunch at Cafe Monivong (not to be confused with the $88 option at Le Royal) to offer an entirely Asian menu. Previously, the menu had been essentially a pared-down version of the French-inspired offerings at Le Royal. Now it’s sashimi, dim sum and various Southeast Asian … read the full post

Jan 09 2011

Vegetarian options in Phnom Penh

Published by under Vegetarian

As with most of Asia, finding truly vegetarian food in Phnom Penh can be a bit of a challenge. It’s not impossible, though, and a few excellent vegetarian restaurants in town serve up tasty dishes that don’t contain any prahok. Fate Blessing Buddha This unassuming little eatery is one you’d never stumble upon accidentally — … read the full post

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