Archive for the 'Photo' Category

Nov 14 2012

Photo essay: Cambodia’s fabulous flowers

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I don't know what these are, but I start to get an idea of where knicker designers get their ideas from!

One of the loveliest things about Southeast Asia is the wild abundance of flowery life, even when you’re in urban contexts like Siem Reap, where orchids (that cost less than a dollar) festoon many of the bars and restaurants. Whether you’re out on a walk, or exploring the temples, and even when you dip indoors for … read the full post

Jun 12 2012

Song Saa amateur photo compeition

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Have you given Cambodia your best shot? If you do, you might end up with more than you anticipated. Much, much more if the people behind Song Saa have their way. They’ve just launched a photo competition calling on travellers to submit their best photo of Cambodia. The prize: three nights at Cambodia’s newest and … read the full post

Feb 03 2012

Photo: By the Bassac River, Phnom Penh

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Many think Phnom Penh sits on the Mekong River, but it doesn’t. The murky brown water you see swirling in front of the riverside boulevard is in fact the Bassac River, which flows up to fill the Tonle Sap (the Mekong is the far river, on the other side of the island you can see). … read the full post

Dec 22 2011

Phnom Penh Christmas, in photos

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Each year the streets of Phnom Penh — a predominantly Buddhist town — have increasingly more Christmas decorations as Cambodians use the day as an excuse to dress their children up like Santa Claus and wish you a Happy Merry Christmas. Here are a few Christmas scenes from Phnom Penh. And if you’re on your … read the full post

Dec 14 2011

Photo: Sugarcane anyone?

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One of the many great things about Southeast Asia is the fresh produce markets. They’re a fascinating (and photogenic) insight into how regular people just get on with their lives. Often though you don’t even need to head to the market — as this hand-operated sugarcane press snapped in Phnom Penh indicates. Set between a … read the full post

Nov 29 2011

Photo: Phsar Thmei

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Phnom Penh boasts some of Southeast Asia’s most interesting modern architecture — though it’s often forgotten about with the focus tending to be on much older Angkor Wat instead. Take a tour to see what’s left of Cambodia’s glorious 1930s to 60s-era pieces, or just wander around yourself. A good place to start is at … read the full post

Sep 22 2011

Hand-painted signs in Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh is a city that is falling all over itself to develop as quickly as possible. You can’t turn around without seeing another skyscraper being thrown up and bigger, fancier cars with fake Louis Vuitton pillows blocking the windows driving into one another. But despite the rampant development, much of Phnom Penh remains the … read the full post

Aug 31 2011

Siem Reap in pictures

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Siem Reap is filled with photo opportunities, and they aren’t confined to the temples of Angkor! Whether you stay for a day or a few weeks, there’s lots to see and explore in Siem Reap.

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