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The Giant Puppet Project Parade Snakes Through Siem Reap

The Giant Puppet Project Parade Snakes Through Siem Reap

Giant Puppet Project Parade snakes through Siem Reap on a Saturday night each February. If you’re heading to Cambodia in 2017 try to time your trip to coincide with this wonderful event. It’s a fun-filled night that’s made for families with kids. Getting along to local festivals and events, whether as...
Beyond the Cambodian Capital – Phnom Penh Day Trips

Beyond the Cambodian Capital – Phnom Penh Day Trips

While a weekend in Phnom Penh provides a wonderful taste of the Cambodian capital for first-timers, five days is even better. Take some extra time and you can do some terrific Phnom Penh day trips. There are plenty of excursions around the Cambodia‘s capital that you can...
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...
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 in November 2014. Click on the arrows to scroll through the gallery above for more of Terence’s colourful...
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– a traditional holiday that, like Khmer New Year and Pchum Ben Ancestors Festival, gives a great insight into local life. The atmosphere is electric. And it’s on again soon,...
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:...
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...
Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

If you’re heading to Thailand, prepare to get soaked! Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year water festival that is big in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and other cities and towns in Thailand where it’s being celebrated from the 13th to 15th April in 2015, although some cities continue to...
Enjoying the Campsie Food Festival, Sydney

Enjoying the Campsie Food Festival, Sydney

If further proof than Haymarket’s Chinatown or ‘Little Asia’ was needed to attest to Sydney’s multiculturalism and reign as an ethnic foodie capital, Campsie Food Festival offered it. I hadn’t been to Campsie in many years and when I was last there it was for a...