Latest Articles

Where to Stay in Battambang

Where to Stay in Battambang

Battambang has become one of our favourite places in Cambodia. With each visit we’ve done over the last year, we’ve become more familiar with the colonial riverside city and its laidback villages, and as a result we’ve become more fond of it. We were just...
The Best Bars in Siem Reap

The Best Bars in Siem Reap

After a sweaty day scrambling temples, cycling Siem Reap’s villages or spending too much time at the swimming pool, come sundown the best spot to be is downing icy cold Beer Laos or sipping killer cocktails. Leave Pub Street to the backpackers and hit the...
Our Culinary Guide to Siem Reap

Our Culinary Guide to Siem Reap

Temples are at the top of every Siem Reap visitor’s to-do list and there are so many of the things that few travellers think of anything else. They are sublime — but so is the food. Don’t believe us? Then cast your eyes over our culinary guide...
Chef David Thompson at Nahm Restaurant in Bangkok

Chef David Thompson at Nahm Restaurant in Bangkok

We recently spent a couple of enjoyable days with Chef David Thompson at Nahm restaurant in Bangkok. Much of it passed gossiping over coffee. Some of it was spent in the kitchen tasting dishes the chef was cooking. One evening we even dined in the kitchen...
Why You Shouldn’t Travel Without Travel Insurance

Why You Shouldn’t Travel Without Travel Insurance

Let me tell you a little story about a scene we recently witnessed in Thailand that will hopefully convince you why you shouldn’t travel without travel insurance. I’ve noticed some really bad advice on the web recently about travel insurance — mostly on Twitter and usually...
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 that come with them — whether it was a national...
Our Guide to Eating and Drinking in Battambang

Our Guide to Eating and Drinking in Battambang

Cambodian cuisine is one of the most misunderstood cuisines in Asia. And unfortunately visitors’ understanding of the food isn’t helped by tourist restaurants passing off Thai dishes as Cambodian because they know diners are more familiar with the balanced flavours of their neighbour’s cuisine than...
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...
Things To Do In Battambang

Things To Do In Battambang

We’ve spent a lot of time in Battambang in northwest Cambodia over the last year, so we know its attractions aren’t immediately apparent and it can take time and a little effort to appreciate its allure. Here’s our guide to things to do in Battambang....