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

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

Feb 03 2011

Fruity 3: Like a house party except not

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Tomorrow night sees the third installment of Fruity, a monthly club night that started in December and promises some of the best tunage in town. Dan Beck, formerly of Pontoon, will be DJing along with Cynthia Herman, aka Cyncity. This time they’ve got a special guest also on deck, Patrick Parco, who will be playing … 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 24 2011

Celebrate the Scots at Garage

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Scotland’s favourite son, the Ploughman’s Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire, Robden of Solway Firth, Rabbie Burns … all names for the illustrious Robert Burns, also known as “Scotland’s bard” and the lyricist of classic New Year’s Eve jam Auld Lang Syne. Tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan 25) is the anniversary of Burns’ birth in 1759 and lest … read the full post

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