Feb 17 2011

Getting around Phnom Penh by tuk tuk

Published by under Transport

There’s no public transport in Phnom Penh so those who aren’t brave enough to drive themselves or sweat it out on foot are stuck with three main options: motos, taxis and tuk tuks. Most visitors and quite a few expats choose to travel by tuk tuk. It’s a great way to ride in style and … read the full post

Feb 16 2011

Kep Beach Festival, March 5, 2011

Published by under Kep

This March 5, Kep’s sleepy atmosphere will make way for a musical collaboration as Eastern and Western performers come together for the 1st Kep Beach Festival. The show kicks off with DJ Hoxup playing Khmer rock ‘n roll from the 1960s and 1970s, with other artists ranging from the famous Khmer chapei player Ta Kong … read the full post

Feb 11 2011

Shore leave: Party at Pontoon

Published by under Bars & nightlife

The Phnom Penh club scene can leave one feeling a bit like Goldilocks looking for a bowl of porridge — this club’s too small, that club’s too sleazy … but finally there’s a nightclub in Phnom Penh that is just right. Pontoon was one of the most popular clubs in town until it mysteriously disappeared … read the full post

Feb 09 2011

Why taking drugs in Cambodia is a bad idea

Published by under Health & safety

A few weeks ago an American working for one of the Phnom Penh English-language newspapers died of what is widely believed to have been a drug overdose. Another three of the newspaper’s employees also overdosed, but luckily survived. Each year at least a few foreigners are found dead in Phnom Penh guesthouses of an accidental … read the full post

Jan 31 2011

Travel Tribe Phnom Penh

Published by under Events

This Thursday evening, travel professionals and enthusiasts will be meeting up to “share stories, ideas and drinks.” Travel Tribe was originally conceived in Sydney as a way for travel site owners to meet up and network. There are now Travel Tribe events in cities on three continents where travel writers, bloggers, start-ups, enthusiasts and expats … read the full post

Jan 30 2011

New Otres beach accommodation is Done Right

Published by under Sihanoukville

Just when you thought it was gone, new accommodation has begun to rise from the ashes of Otres beach in Sihanoukville. Done Right opened in December and is a beautiful example of sustainable building and responsible business in Cambodia. Done Right existed in a previous incarnation on Otres Beach, but was bulldozed last year as … read the full post

Jan 17 2011

Snorkelling on Koh Rong, Cambodia

Published by under Islands

Snorkelling on Koh Rong is excellent, which is a good thing considering how little else there is to do on the island! You can rent gear at most of the guesthouses here. Never heard of Koh Rong? It’s an island off Cambodia’s south coast that you’ll soon be reading a lot more about on Travelfish.org. … read the full post

Jan 13 2011

El Dealbreakers Kampuchea Tour 2011

Published by under Sihanoukville

El Dealbreakers, the self-described “rhythm and greens” band, starts their 2011 Cambodia tour tonight in Kampot at the Bokor Mountain Lodge. They’ll be in Phnom Penh January 21st to 29th at various happening venues around town. Matt Shumacher of Montana and Frank Ruffolo, a half-time resident of Kampot, have been playing together for more than … read the full post

Jan 11 2011

The Disappeared: A cross-cultural love story in Cambodia

Published by under Books & movies

There are quite a few excellent books and memoirs about Cambodia, but love stories set against the backdrop of the Khmer Rouge era are few and far between. The Disappeared by Kim Echlin manages, against all odds, to capture the beauty of Cambodia and the terror of the Cambodian genocide. Anne Greves is sixteen when … read the full post

Jan 10 2011

New Year’s Resolution: Brunch at Raffles

Published by under Cafes & brunch

Last month Raffles Hotel Le Royal revamped its less-expensive brunch at Cafe Monivong (not to be confused with the $88 option at Le Royal) to offer an entirely Asian menu. Previously, the menu had been essentially a pared-down version of the French-inspired offerings at Le Royal. Now it’s sashimi, dim sum and various Southeast Asian … read the full post

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