Oct 21 2011

Siem Reap flood update: October 21, 2011

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Driving around Siem Reap on Friday afternoon felt almost like a journey along Memory Lane, so long it seems since you used to reach your destinations with eyeballs swimming in dust. Throughout most of town, the floods that have plagued Siem Reap for six long weeks have almost entirely subsided, and the watery streets are … read the full post

Oct 20 2011

Orphanage tourism: why you should avoid it

A new campaign launched by Friends International today encourages travellers to stop visiting orphanages in Cambodia. The campaign asks tourists to take photos of Friends’ posters around Cambodia and post them with a link to the Friends’ website on Twitter and Facebook to warn other travellers of the damage such visits can cause. We asked … read the full post

Oct 18 2011

Amid floods, Siem Reap needs your help

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Amid the hullaballoo about floods in Thailand (and them slowly moving toward the capital, Bangkok), Cambodia is suffering from widespread floods as well. Five weeks of flooding, 17 out of 24 of Cambodia’s provinces under water, 200,000 hectares of agricultural land washed out, 34,000 households evacuated and 247 people already dead. The scale of what … read the full post

Oct 17 2011

Sushi in Phnom Penh: Part two

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Hold onto your socks, the hunt for the best sushi in Phnom Penh continues. Last week I reviewed Origami and Fusion Sushi, and today I’ll cover more ground with a couple of places that are a little more affordable. Le Quay Cafe With four types of rolls and seven types of nigiri, Le Quay Cafe … read the full post

Oct 14 2011

Sushi in Phnom Penh: Part one

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Despite the large number of Japenese expats in Phnom Penh, good sushi is harder to come by than you’d think, with most of the Japanese restaurants in town serving up primarily donburis and other Japanese home-cooking. In the name of research, I’ve been hunting for the best sushi in Phnom Penh. Here are some of … read the full post

Oct 11 2011

Your Phnom Penh sexual health questions … answered

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There’s no denying that Phnom Penh is a great place to visit – and to party – but don’t forget to take care of yourself while you are here! I’ve already covered what to do if you get sick in Cambodia, but today I’ll cover everyone’s favourite topic – sexual health. I’ve enlisted Emily Potter, … read the full post

Oct 11 2011

Ecotour or not ecotour, a few questions you should ask

Ecotourism is the most important word in the Cambodian tourism lexicon at the moment. Everyone is at it, or claims to be, in response to the growing desire of tourists to enjoy something that’s at once different, involved or “experiential” to use the other crucial industry buzzword, and environmentally responsible (we won’t talk about airline … read the full post

Oct 06 2011

Burma to Cambodia flights get a shake-up

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Eyes lit up in February this year when Myanmar Airways International (MAI) announced a new direct flight between Siem Reap and Rangoon, the former capital of Burma. Not only did this cut a great deal of time and hassle out of a trip from here to Burma, but the airline was also able to secure … read the full post

Sep 29 2011

Flooding in Phnom Penh

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Cambodia has been hard hit by flooding this year with many cities and provinces experiencing high water levels and associated fatalities. Phnom Penh is poised to be next, with the swollen Tonle Sap river threatening to flood. The flooding in Cambodia has already affected over 90,000 families in 14 provinces. Earlier this week tourists had … read the full post

Sep 28 2011

Siem Reap floods

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So I guess it’s oopsadaisy if you came to Siem Reap in the last few weeks. Well, it is rainy season and you knew that. Though it’s not likely that many of the guide books would have warned you about the rising tides you may have seen outside your hotel or guesthouse and, to be … read the full post

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