Oct 14 2011

Cambodia’s Water Festival cancelled

Published by under Festivals

In view of recent events, the government has just taken the probably very sensible decision to cancel this year’s Water Festival which was due to kick off on November 9. The Water Festival is one of the highlights of the Cambodian calendar, a spectacle that is enormously looked forward to by Cambodians and is a … read the full post

Oct 14 2011

Sushi in Phnom Penh: Part one

Published by under Japanese

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

Published by under Health & safety

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

Published by under Transport

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

Oct 03 2011

Photography at Friends Centre

The Angkor Hospital for Children is a well-established and highly reputed charitable hospital set in the heart of Siem Reap. It provides services for children from in and around Siem Reap, with almost one million children so far benefiting from their services in its 12 years of existence. Their valuable work is partially supported by … read the full post

Oct 03 2011

Shopping on Sihanouk Boulevard, Phnom Penh

Published by under Shopping

Phnom Penh isn’t a bad city to shop for women’s clothing, if you know where to look. Local markets like Orussey are good for local fashions (think orange floral pyjama sets), head there. But, if you prefer more international style in your wardrobe, many international brands are on sale in Phnom Penh. Russian Market is … read the full post

Sep 29 2011

Flooding in Phnom Penh

Published by under Floods

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

Published by under Floods

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

Sep 27 2011

Seeing a movie in Phnom Penh

Until very recently, Phnom Penh was a city without a real cinema showing English-language films. The options were to see dubbed films on the big screen, or watch movies in small shops that have a dozen chairs and usually two or televisions loudly blaring different programmes in Khmer. But with the recent construction of not … read the full post

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