Apr 06 2011

How to get a Vietnamese visa in Phnom Penh

Published by under Visas

Getting a visa for Vietnam while in Phnom Penh is no problem, and in fact, is probably cheaper than in your home country. The cost of visas for Vietnam vary embassy by embassy, but are almost always cheaper to get in Asia, and particularly in Cambodia. Citizens of most Western countries need to obtain a … read the full post

Apr 01 2011

Seatbelts for tuk tuks in Cambodia

Published by under Transport

From the “Only in Cambodia file” the PhnomPenhPost reports on a surprising new law to hit the streets in Cambodia, seat belts for tuk tuks — and who are the cops going to target? tourists. The story quotes transport minister Tram In Tek as saying: “The public transport in Cambodia is quite primitive and the … read the full post

Mar 30 2011

How to get an Indonesian visa in Phnom Penh

Published by under Visas

For most people, getting a visa for Indonesia is relatively straightforward and can be done at the airport. Sixty-four nationalities are eligible for a visa on arrival — a 30-day visa costs $25. Just bring proof of onward travel with you when you arrive. The 30-day visa can be extended for an additional 30 days … read the full post

Mar 24 2011

Battambang in pictures

Published by under Battambang

Enjoy this series of photos taken in Cambodia’s beautiful Battambang. Read our story on how to spend a weekend there here.

Mar 22 2011

Cambodian cooking class in Battambang

Published by under Battambang

For those interested in learning more about Khmer cuisine, the Smokin’ Pot restaurant in Battambang offer what they say is the longest-running cooking course in Cambodia. The restaurant has been open for 11 years and they’ve been teaching tourists how to cook Khmer-style since the beginning. The owner of the restaurant, Vannak Robie, runs the … read the full post

Mar 21 2011

Phnom Penh institution Snow’s to close

Published by under Events

The sign on the outside says Maxine’s, but the local expats that love it call it Snow’s or Snowy’s, after the charismatic Australian owner, Ian “Snow” Woodford. Last Friday Woodford was told that he would have to clear out, and this weekend is set to be the last in the long, storied history of a … read the full post

Mar 08 2011

Get riel: Shortchanged in Cambodia?

Published by under Money & costs

On the list of little things about Cambodia that are not worth worrying about but are still decidedly irritating, is the fact when you pay for something you’ll very likely be getting less change back than you are owed. I asked one cashier in Sihanoukville about it after she tried to short me 300 riel … read the full post

Mar 03 2011

New book: Cooking the Cambodian Way

Published by under Books & movies

Like so many other Khmers, Narin Seng Jameson fled Cambodia in 1972 during the midst of the Khmer Rouge regime. Growing up in Cambodia she hung around the family kitchen in Phnom Penh and waited to be chased out by the cook. But she had never prepared Cambodian food herself, and when she moved to … read the full post

Feb 27 2011

How to get a Thai visa in Phnom Penh

Published by under Visas

If you’re looking to visit Thailand, you may be eligible for a free 30-day visit. Nationals of 42 countries entering Thailand by air are granted a 30-day stay and those crossing by land are granted a 14-day stay. If that’s not enough time for you, you can apply for a 60-day tourist visa before entering … read the full post

Feb 24 2011

Unexpected gourmet on Koh Ta Kiev

Published by under Islands

Sometimes the best meals turn up in expected places. Koh Ta Kiev, a mostly-uninhabited island an hour away from Sihanoukville, is certainly not a place you’d imagine to find two chefs serving up homemade pastas, pastries and fondues without the benefit of electricity or running water, but that’s exactly what Ten 103 Treehouse Bay is … read the full post

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