All posts by Lara Dunston


Sign Up to Win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour

Sign Up to Win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour

Sign up to win a Backyard Travel Saigon Tour and receive our new monthly newsletter, along with the chance to win fabulous travel prizes throughout 2015. When we introduced the new Grantourismo design two months ago we hinted at big changes ahead for the site....
Eat Learn Love Cambodia — Culinary Travel Writing Tour

Eat Learn Love Cambodia — Culinary Travel Writing Tour

How would you like to come and eat, learn and travel with us, and fall in love with Cambodia, on a culinary travel writing tour in April? We’d love you to come visit! Over a week in April 2015, in partnership with Asia-based Backyard Travel, we’re...
Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia

Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia

You don’t have to be religious to undertake spiritual travel and seek out transcendental experiences. Here are some ideas for travellers seeking enlightenment in Cambodia, the predominantly Buddhist country that is home to stupendous Angkor Wat. There is something uplifting about savouring the sunrise at spectacular Angkor...
Scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival

Scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival

We thought we’d share some more scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk in Khmer, which took place here in Siem Reap in Cambodia last week. Click on the arrows to scroll through the gallery above for more of Terence’s colourful...
Cambodian Space Project on Cambodian Rock and Roll

Cambodian Space Project on Cambodian Rock and Roll

Cambodia has a long, rich musical heritage that spans the genres of indigenous, spiritual and folk music, but it was Cambodian rock and roll that really captivated the nation. Thanks to the Cambodian Space Project more people are listening to the sounds of Cambodia’s ‘golden...
Meet Cambodian Space Project

Meet Cambodian Space Project

When you visit Cambodia, try to catch the Cambodian Space Project in between their cross-planetary trips for one of the most fun nights you’ll have while getting a history lesson in Cambodian Rock and Roll. We first saw the quirky, retro-cool Cambodian Space Project at the...
Siem Reap Water Festival – Bon Om Tuk

Siem Reap Water Festival – Bon Om Tuk

If you’re planning a trip to Cambodia, time your travel to coincide with the Siem Reap Water Festival – or Bon Om Tuk– or another local holiday like Khmer New Year or Pchum Ben Ancestors Festival. It’s day one of the Siem Reap Water Festival and the atmosphere...
Some Things To Do In Siem Reap When It Rains

Some Things To Do In Siem Reap When It Rains

Rain can ruin a holiday. In Cambodia and other parts of Southeast Asia, however, rain is part of the experience of living in the tropics. Scrambling slippery temples isn’t so much fun, though, so here are some other things to do in Siem Reap when...
Halloween in Siem Reap

Halloween in Siem Reap

As it’s Halloween tomorrow night we thought we’d share some images from Halloween in Siem Reap last year. Whether you like Halloween or not, participating in festivals and events or celebrating holidays when you travel is a fantastic way to meet locals. First, a confession:...