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Destination: Phnom Penh

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Weekend in Phnom Penh

Weekend in Phnom Penh

For most travellers to Cambodia, the colourful, cosmopolitan capital Phnom Penh is little more than a stopover at the beginning or end of a trip. While there’s enough to do to fill a week, a weekend in Phnom Penh is enough for first-timers to get a...
An Authentic Khmer Prahok Ktis Recipe

An Authentic Khmer Prahok Ktis Recipe

The delicious, rich Cambodian dip called prahok ktis is served with fresh crispy vegetables and makes a great introduction to the use of the Cambodian fermented fish called prahok and the curry paste called kroeung in authentic Khmer cuisine. An Authentic Khmer Prahok Ktis Recipe...
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. Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia Sunrise at the...
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...