Archive for September, 2012

Sep 08 2012

How much does it cost to stay in Sihanoukville?

Published by under Sihanoukville

secret garden at otres beach in sihanoukville, cambodia

How much does it cost to stay in Sihanoukville and its surrounds? That used to be an easy question to answer in a single phrase: “Not much.” These days, however, you’ll find a much larger spread — read below to see just how very large — so the answer’s become, “As much or little as … read the full post

Sep 06 2012

Guidebooks to Angkor

Published by under Books & movies

Angkor Wat by Henri Mahout

If you wander into Monument Book Store on the riverside to the south of Old Market, you’ll discover, among many others, about half a dozen shelves piled high with guidebooks to Angkor. You may then spend several good hours puzzling over which one to get. Now, most of your problems have been solved with the … read the full post

Sep 03 2012

Rainy season in Sihanoukville

Published by under Weather

Downpour at Cbal Chay Watefall in Sihanoukville

I love the rainy season in Sihanoukville. Why? Believe it or not, it’s because I spend more time outdoors during the monsoon than I do in the dry season, when I spend the best hours of the day hiding from the heat and sun. As the photo above illustrates, when it rains in Sihanoukville, it … read the full post

Sep 03 2012

Getting laundry done in Phnom Penh

Published by under Practicalities

Just hanging around ...

Arriving in a city with bright electric lights and chic residents can bring the realisation that your attempts at handwashing have not been doing your grandma proud. Fortunately, Phnom Penh has a glut of laundries just waiting to take your crumpled bundle and turn it into a fresh smelling, beautifully pressed stack. Almost all guesthouses … read the full post

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