May 09 2011

Phnom Penh’s Nerd Night

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Every other Monday Phnom Penh’s expat population gather together to share their obsessive hobbies, interesting career choices and celebrate all things nerdy. The events are held at venues around the city and each have six or seven speakers who cover topics ranging from yoga to Khmer handicrafts to obscure English words. The format is called … read the full post

May 02 2011

How to get an Indian visa in Phnom Penh

Published by under Visas

If you’ll be travelling to India via Cambodia, you’ll probably need to organise a visa in advance. Although notoriously annoying, you can arrange your visa at the Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh fairly easily. (Cambodians as well as citizens of Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore can get a visa on … read the full post

Apr 28 2011

Japanese groceries in Phnom Penh

Published by under Japanese

In the last year the supply of Japanese foodstuffs in Phnom Penh has multiplied, and it’s now easier than ever to find the miso, dashi and kombu that you desire. The city has long had a sizable Japanese expat population, but the groceries didn’t keep pace. Japanese expats often resorted to bringing back suitcases of … read the full post

Apr 25 2011

Chinese Noodle Restaurant

Published by under Other Asian

Long hailed as one of Phnom Penh’s best-kept secrets, Chinese Noodle Restaurant dishes up hand-pulled noodles and homemade dumplings on the cheap. It’s not much of a secret any more, but the place still feels like it’s hidden in plain sight on Monivong Boulevard a few blocks below Sihanouk. Chinese Noodle Restaurant is one of … read the full post

Apr 21 2011

The best supermarkets in Phnom Penh

Published by under Food

One of the most surprising things about Phnom Penh is the quality of its supermarkets — unlike in many Asian capital cities there are a number of large centrally-located grocers that carry a wide range of both Western and Asian brands at reasonable prices. Lucky – City Mall Lucky is the largest supermarket chain in … read the full post

Apr 19 2011

Tepui at Chinese House: South American and Mediterranean flavours

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Bringing a bit of South America to Phnom Penh, a team of Venezuelans have opened a new restaurant and bar at the Chinese House on Sisowath Quay. Antonio Lopez de Haro, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, first visited Phnom Penh while he was living in Singapore. He liked it so much he kept coming back, and … read the full post

Apr 14 2011

Preparing for the worst: Traffic accidents in Cambodia

Published by under Health & safety

Getting into a traffic accident anywhere is serious, but in Cambodia it’s particularly so. In the evenings, many drivers are distracted, intoxicated and not particularly swayed by the few stoplights the town has to offer. The only traffic laws that are regularly enforced are ones that involve small fines for improper licenses or lack of … read the full post

Apr 08 2011

More vegetarian options in Phnom Penh

Published by under Vegetarian

Once you start looking, vegetarian options are all over Phnom Penh. Recently, I wrote about The Vegetarian and Fate Blessing Buddha. Here are a few more places that serve delicious vegetarian and vegan options in Phnom Penh. Vego Salad Bar The first time I walked into Vego Salad Bar I immediately walked back outside to … read the full post

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

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