Monks in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Destination: Phnom Penh

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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 indigenous, ceremonial and folk music, but it was Cambodian rock and roll that captivated the nation. Thanks to the Cambodian Space Project more people are listening to the sounds of Cambodia’s Golden Age. In the first part...
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...
Learning About Places By Observing Public Rituals

Learning About Places By Observing Public Rituals

Over the years there have been times during our travels when we’ve found ourselves caught up in momentous events and unexpectedly learning about places by observing public rituals, rites and ceremonies and the outpourings of emotion — whether at a national demonstration, celebration, commemoration, or the mourning...
Why You Should Avoid Orphanage Visits in Cambodia

Why You Should Avoid Orphanage Visits in Cambodia

As we waited at Siem Reap airport for our flight to Bangkok a few days ago, I overheard American tourists on their phones telling friends back home about their Asian adventures. A highlight of their trip, they said, had been orphanage visits in Cambodia. I don’t...
Monday Memories: Kind of Blue

Monday Memories: Kind of Blue

I have to give Doors bar and restaurant in Phnom Penh some kudos for giving the Cambodia capital a great live music venue and supporting the local jazz scene. On the night I took this photograph, a talented jazz combo were performing a wonderful set from the Miles...
The Myths About Monsoon in Cambodia

The Myths About Monsoon in Cambodia

Myths about monsoon in Cambodia don’t seem to be going anywhere, despite the inconsistency and unpredictability of the weather due to climate change. Barely a day goes by when I don’t hear someone say “it rains like clockwork every afternoon”. It doesn’t. The Myths About Monsoon...
An Update from the Road, Ruins and Rice Paddies

An Update from the Road, Ruins and Rice Paddies

We’ve been quiet here on Grantourismo these last few months while we’ve been bouncing around Cambodia working on stories. An update from the road, ruins and rice paddies is long overdue, so here goes… From Siem Reap to Battambang and Bangkok and Back Again One...