Feb 24 2012

Sundowners in Phnom Penh

Published by under Bars & nightlife

One of the loveliest times in Phnom Penh is sunset, when the locals start their aerobics routines and the expats allow themselves the first cocktail of the day. Some of the best spots for sundowners are those that overlook the river. Here are a few of my favourites. Le Moon K-West One of my favourite … read the full post

Feb 21 2012

Getting a motorbike stolen in Phnom Penh

Published by under Health & safety

Our motorbike got stolen in Cambodia last month. A Honda Wave. Reliable. Had a big chain on it. And most sadly for us, it was a rental. Motorbike theft is an unfortunate reality when you live in Phnom Penh. Just about everyone in this city has a motorbike, and from what I’ve heard — especially … read the full post

Feb 16 2012

Children of Bassac traditional Khmer dance performance

Published by under Events

While many visitors to Phnom Penh find themselves immersed in the many nightlife options the city has to offer, never fear, that’s not all there is to do on a Thursday evening! Why not take in a show of traditional Khmer dance, instead? Cambodian Living Arts sponsors dance performances every Thursday night until the end … read the full post

Feb 15 2012

Siem Reap with kids: Part 2

Published by under Kids

Following on from our part one on Siem Reap with kids: if you’re on the prowl for kids’ clothes, Shanti Shop on The Lane has just brought in a new selection of gorgeous and colourful clothes for ages 0 to 14. And if you forgot to bring toys or books for the kids, then Monument … read the full post

Feb 13 2012

A Reporter’s Dangerous Guided Tour Through Democratic Kampuchea

Published by under Events

Until the end of February, the Bophana Centre in Phnom Penh is showing an exhibition of Elizabeth Becker’s photographs and artifacts from her epic 1978 trip to Cambodia, “A Reporter’s Dangerous Guided Tour Through Democratic Kampuchea”. Elizabeth Becker, an American, was one of only two Western journalists allowed into Cambodia while it was known as … read the full post

Feb 10 2012

Siem Reap with kids: Part 1

Published by under Kids

With Cambodia’s colourful history and tales of red rebels, kidnappings, landmines, corruption and dodgy roads, it’s unsurprising that parents might think that, say, Brussels or the local petshop might be better options when planning a trip with their kids. Yet Cambodia is child friendly, and a large number of parents are making the journey here … read the full post

Feb 09 2012

Wonton mee near Phnom Penh airport

Published by under Other Asian

Let’s say you’re going to be in the vicinity of the Phnom Penh Airport sometime soon, and you’re feeling peckish. I’ve been doing a lot of airport runs lately, so this is not actually theoretical to me. Of course there are lots of eating options inside the terminals and at the public concourse, but just … read the full post

Feb 06 2012

What’s happening at Phnom Penh airport

Published by under Transport

I’ve had the great pleasure of visiting the Phnom Penh International Airport (née Pochentong International Airport) several times recently and I’ve got loads to tell you. Whenever I head to a new city, I wonder what the airport has to offer. Because the difference between a good airport and a bad one is not trivial. … read the full post

Feb 03 2012

Photo: By the Bassac River, Phnom Penh

Published by under Photo

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

Feb 03 2012

The Giant Puppet Project

Published by under Events

Fancy a night of joy, madness, music, dance and ginormous puppetry (no, that is not a euphemism)? Then keep an eye out for The Giant Puppet Parade, the culmination of the Giant Puppet Project and one the biggest nights of the year in Siem Reap. It’s an occasion to let the kids from the many … read the full post

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