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

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

Jan 09 2011

Vegetarian options in Phnom Penh

Published by under Vegetarian

As with most of Asia, finding truly vegetarian food in Phnom Penh can be a bit of a challenge. It’s not impossible, though, and a few excellent vegetarian restaurants in town serve up tasty dishes that don’t contain any prahok. Fate Blessing Buddha This unassuming little eatery is one you’d never stumble upon accidentally — … read the full post

Jan 08 2011

The riel deal: Currency in Cambodia

Published by under Money & costs

The riel is the official currency of Cambodia, but you don’t need to rush out and change money before you arrive. The US dollar is an unofficial second currency that is actually used more — there’s a 90% level of dollarization in the country. In fact, if you’re getting a visa on arrival, plan to … read the full post

Jan 06 2011

Mike’s Burger House

Published by under Western

For those in Phnom Penh looking for a little taste of home, Mike’s Burger House serves up some of Phnom Penh’s most-loved burgers that are noteworthy for being both toothsome and enormous. Proprietor Im Chenda, who goes by Mike, is originally from Battambang province, but at the end of the Khmer Rouge era fled to … read the full post

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