Nov 16 2011

Shadow puppet theatre charity performance

Consider this a strong recommendation to take advantage of an opportunity to enjoy a special performance of one of Cambodia’s ancient art forms: shadow puppet theatre. The Angkor Hospital for Children is hosting a performance staged with support from Cambodian Living Arts on Monday November 22. The performance will take place at the circular drive … read the full post

Nov 14 2011

Getting from Phnom Penh to Burma

Published by under Transport

As of this month, there’s a direct flight to Burma from Phnom Penh with the option for VOA (visa on arrival). This is noteworthy because currently only flights on Myanmar Airways International from Cambodia and Guangzhou offer the possibility of VOA — if you’re travelling overland you’ll need to get a visa the old fashioned … read the full post

Nov 14 2011

Cooking classes in Siem Reap: a few recommendations

One of the most rewarding ways of exploring another culture is through tasting their food; the different textures, flavours, uses of abundant or scarce ingredients, ingredients you’ve never heard of, and the way that herbs and spices you know are used in new and surprising ways to create new and surprising tastes. The different ingredients … read the full post

Nov 10 2011

Afternoon tea in Phnom Penh

Published by under Cafes & brunch

If you’re sick of street food and looking for a more refined snacking experience, many of the posh hotels in town offer afternoon tea, where you can put on your most colonial accent and load up on sweets. Raffles Le Royal Afternoon tea at Raffles is quite a production, served in The Conservatory and featuring … read the full post

Nov 09 2011

Angkor Photo Festival

Published by under Festivals

It is one of the core elements of Siem Reap’s emerging artistic scene, a sign of its confidence and capacity to host important events, and an investment in the future of Cambodia’s artists. Now in its seventh year, the Angkor Photo Festival is the first international photo festival in Southeast Asia and launches at 20:30 … read the full post

Nov 08 2011

Clubbing on Street 51 in Phnom Penh

Published by under Bars & nightlife

When you’re ready for a big night out in Phnom Penh, where should you go? Phnom Penh has no end of nightlife and clubbing opportunities, so if you’re heading this way, be sure to pack a pair of dancing shoes. The area around Street 51 (Rue Pasteur) is the most happening spot in town, with … read the full post

Nov 07 2011

Angkor Art Explo

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An artistic explosion — Angkor Art Explo to be precise — will burst onto the streets of Siem Reap next week when a gang of artists from all over Cambodia ride into town, literally, all the way from Battambang. This is all part of a three-week extravaganza that started in Battambang on October 29, but … read the full post

Nov 06 2011

Rock bars in Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh is probably home to more Western-orientated bars than foreigners, but most of them seem to believe that all Westerners want to hear is Top 40 from three years ago. You can’t walk down one of the busy bar streets without hearing the strains of Lady Gaga or Rhianna, but where should you go … read the full post

Nov 02 2011

Siem Reap guesthouses with good food

Published by under Food & drink

One of the first things you’ll notice when you arrive in Siem Reap, especially after you’ve done the obligatory trawl through Pub Street and its environs, is that this town isn’t exactly short of restaurants. Dozens of eateries of all kinds are clustered around the Old Market area, with many more scattered about as you … read the full post

Nov 01 2011

Vietnamese restaurants in Phnom Penh

Published by under Other Asian

Despite Cambodia’s proximity to Vietnam, it can be harder than you think to find delicious Vietnamese food in Phnom Penh. But never fear, it is out there! Many Cambodian snack foods are very similar to Vietnamese dishes, and you can find stands selling banh chao, the Cambodian version of bánh xèo, large fried pancakes filled … read the full post

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