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How to Get to Siem Reap, Gateway to Angkor Wat

How to Get to Siem Reap, Gateway to Angkor Wat

One of the questions we most get asked by readers is how to get to Siem Reap, Cambodia, the gateway to Angkor Wat and departure point for excursions into nearby Angkor Archaeological Park. Here’s what you need to do. Every day we get contacted by people planning...
Ruining Amok, The National Dish of Cambodia

Ruining Amok, The National Dish of Cambodia

Travellers to Cambodia are told the must-try specialty when visiting the Kingdom is amok, a steamed fish curry with a mousse-like texture. We completely agree. But how do you ensure that what you’re eating is an authentic rendition of this national dish? And does it matter? Most versions of...
Why You Need Travel Insurance – Top Advice from World Nomads

Why You Need Travel Insurance – Top Advice from World Nomads

Bewilderingly, many travellers don’t buy travel insurance before they go away. To mark the launch of our partnership with World Nomads, we asked General Manager Chris Noble why travellers should take out travel insurance and we got a whole lot of other invaluable advice too. Travel insurance...
Insightful Vietnam Travel Tips from a Saigon Insider

Insightful Vietnam Travel Tips from a Saigon Insider

If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, you can consult guidebooks, travel blogs or TripAdvisor. But unless the advice is from a local expert it’s probably not going to be very helpful – unlike this new book of insightful Vietnam travel tips by Saigon insiders. I first...
Discover Cambodian Cuisine, Asia’s Most Misunderstood Cuisine

Discover Cambodian Cuisine, Asia’s Most Misunderstood Cuisine

Don’t miss out on the chance to join us in Siem Reap on a delicious journey to discover Cambodian cuisine, Asia’s most misunderstood and under-appreciated cuisine. While participants on our Travel and Food Writing and Photography Retreat will be focusing on honing their creative skills, others are coming primarily to...
Where David Thompson Eats in Bangkok

Where David Thompson Eats in Bangkok

With hundreds of chefs, restaurateurs, gourmands, and food media converging upon the Thai capital for Monday’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, we thought we’d share a list of the restaurants where David Thompson eats in Bangkok so they don’t go hungry. Just before the 2015 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards, Conde Nast...
The Best Camera Gear for Photographing Angkor Wat

The Best Camera Gear for Photographing Angkor Wat

What’s the best camera gear for photographing Angkor Wat and the other temples is usually the first question I get asked by friends coming to Siem Reap who are into photography. Here’s what to pack for capturing memorable images. As a Siem Reap based photographer I’ve spent a lot of time...