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Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap

Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap

If you’re planning on renting an apartment or holiday rental and settling into Temple Town for a while, then buy a basket or cotton bag and make a beeline to the weekend Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Even if you’re not, pop down...
Lenses for Food Photography on the Road

Lenses for Food Photography on the Road

On our EAT LEARN LOVE CAMBODIA culinary travel writing and photography tour starting in Siem Reap, Cambodia, end of May, I’ll be running photography workshops and sharing advice on photographing the food that you will be sampling on the trip. In preparation, I thought I’d share some tips on the...
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 List — A Handy Guide

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 List — A Handy Guide

From the Michelin Red Guide’s starred restaurants to Australian Gourmet Traveller’s Top 100, restaurant lists are always contentious — few more so than the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The regional edition, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015, announced in Singapore last night, already has everyone talking....
Cuisine Wat Damnak, the Best Restaurant in Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak, the Best Restaurant in Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak in Siem Reap has become the first Cambodian restaurant to make it onto a prestigious international restaurant list, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the regional edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, where it was named Best Restaurant in Cambodia. This is...
How to Get the Most Out of the Angkor Archaeological Sites

How to Get the Most Out of the Angkor Archaeological Sites

Hire a good qualified guide, do some pre-trip reading, get off the beaten track, and other tips from a Siem Reap based archaeologist on how to get the most out of your visits to the Angkor archaeological sites in Cambodia. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor archaeological...
An Archaeologist’s Guide to Angkor Archaeological Park

An Archaeologist’s Guide to Angkor Archaeological Park

Cambodia is one of the richest countries on earth when it comes to archaeology. But what makes Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park temples and other Angkor sites so special? We asked an archaeologist. One of the best things about living in Siem Reap is that the...
Why You Should Avoid Giving Money to Child Beggars

Why You Should Avoid Giving Money to Child Beggars

The problem of children begging for money is not unique to Cambodia. Yet a thought-provoking new exhibition in Siem Reap and a new campaign by Cambodian NGO Friends International and ChildSafe to combat children begging, makes a good case for why you should avoid giving money to child beggars,...
A Local Guide to the Phnom Penh Bar Scene

A Local Guide to the Phnom Penh Bar Scene

Once known for little more than colonial style pubs and seedy girlie bars, the Phnom Penh bar scene now boasts an array of interesting drinking spots including a handful of stylish small bars. Here’s a local guide to the Phnom Penh bar scene from the guys responsible for...
Culture, Heritage and Tourism: a Chat with Elizabeth Becker

Culture, Heritage and Tourism: a Chat with Elizabeth Becker

The American author of Overbooked: the Global Business of Travel and Tourism, award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker was in Siem Reap recently for the UNWTO and UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture. I chatted to her about culture, heritage and sustainable tourism in Cambodia. Elizabeth Becker...