Archive for November, 2011

Nov 28 2011

Be careful with your ATM card in Cambodia

Published by under Health & safety

Although the only real worry a tourist has when they come to Cambodia is which island to visit, you should also be concerned about the safety of your ATM card. Recently there have been several reports of ATM fraud in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The people who make up names for this sort of … read the full post

Nov 25 2011

The open road to Banteay Chhmar

For years, a rusty, rutted, oftentimes impassable track linked Poipet and Siem Reap, the bane of farmers and tourists alike. Efforts at construction, then re-construction then more re-construction were made, half-hearted and soon thwarted by the elements. If you listened to rumours, they’d tell you that it was all to protect the monopoly one airline … read the full post

Nov 24 2011

Daytime activities in Phnom Penh

If you’re sick of sightseeing, or your liver needs a break, never fear, there are daytime activities in Phnom Penh. Go for a run (or a walk) Every Sunday at 14:15 the Hash House Harriers meet up at the Railway Station and then travel together to a rural spot around Phnom Penh to go running … read the full post

Nov 23 2011

A beginning eating guide to Siem Reap’s Wat Bo Road

Published by under Food & drink

Not that long ago, Wat Bo Road was simply a detour that you might have quickly taken and just as quickly forgotten: a nowhere road to somewhere else. Today, it’s buzzing. It seems hardly a week goes by without a new bar, café, restaurant or hotel opening up either on Wat Bo Road or one … read the full post

Nov 21 2011

Ice cream shops in Phnom Penh

Published by under Food

We’re heading into cool dry season into Phnom Penh, alternatively known as ice cream season. In the last year or so, ice cream offerings have been popping up all over Phnom Penh. There are still the old Khmer stand-bys, selling icy bowls of beans and coconut milk, but there are also more than a few … read the full post

Nov 18 2011

How to get from the airport into Phnom Penh

Published by under Transport

Getting from the airport into Phnom Penh is quite easy and relatively hassle free compared to some other airports. When you exit the arrivals hall, you’ll have a dozen men shouting “taxi! taxi!” at you, but feel free to ignore them, as I do. Why reward that kind of behaviour? Once outside and on the … read the full post

Nov 14 2011

Getting from Phnom Penh to Burma

Published by under Transport

As of this month, there’s a direct flight to Burma from Phnom Penh with the option for VOA (visa on arrival). This is noteworthy because currently only flights on Myanmar Airways International from Cambodia and Guangzhou offer the possibility of VOA — if you’re travelling overland you’ll need to get a visa the old fashioned … read the full post

Nov 10 2011

Afternoon tea in Phnom Penh

Published by under Cafes & brunch

If you’re sick of street food and looking for a more refined snacking experience, many of the posh hotels in town offer afternoon tea, where you can put on your most colonial accent and load up on sweets. Raffles Le Royal Afternoon tea at Raffles is quite a production, served in The Conservatory and featuring … read the full post

Nov 08 2011

Clubbing on Street 51 in Phnom Penh

Published by under Bars & nightlife

When you’re ready for a big night out in Phnom Penh, where should you go? Phnom Penh has no end of nightlife and clubbing opportunities, so if you’re heading this way, be sure to pack a pair of dancing shoes. The area around Street 51 (Rue Pasteur) is the most happening spot in town, with … read the full post

Nov 06 2011

Rock bars in Phnom Penh

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Phnom Penh is probably home to more Western-orientated bars than foreigners, but most of them seem to believe that all Westerners want to hear is Top 40 from three years ago. You can’t walk down one of the busy bar streets without hearing the strains of Lady Gaga or Rhianna, but where should you go … read the full post

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