Tag Archives: Local Travel

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...
Would You Pay to Meet a Local When You Travel?

Would You Pay to Meet a Local When You Travel?

The most memorable trips are worth cherishing for the people you meet as much as the places you experience, but how far would you go to meet people when you’re on holidays? Would you pay to meet a local when you travel? Would you rent...
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– or another local holiday like Khmer New Year or Pchum Ben Ancestors Festival. It’s day one of the Siem Reap Water Festival and the atmosphere...
Welcome to the new Grantourismo!

Welcome to the new Grantourismo!

Welcome to the new Grantourismo! The re-design has been a long time coming, but we really sweated the details. We’ve given more prominence to our photography, introduced a cleaner, contemporary look, and reorganized our stories and guides so they’re easier to find. We’d love to...
How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

Slurp soup from a street food stall, sample home-cooked food at a local’s house, savour creative cuisine at a secret supper club, or, eat American fast food at KFC or McDonalds… there’s an abundance of advice out there on how to eat like locals when...
Renting an Apartment in Siem Reap

Renting an Apartment in Siem Reap

The rise of holiday rental websites such as HomeAway and rent-a-room sites like Airbnb and Roomorama have made it easy to rent short term properties and rooms in private homes around the world. Not so in Cambodia. While it’s easy to get on to any number...
Price Check: a Siem Reap Shopping List

Price Check: a Siem Reap Shopping List

Having settled into Siem Reap where we’ve established a home, we’ve become familiar with what things cost in Cambodia and thought it was time to share a Siem Reap shopping list for our Price Check series, just in case you’re planning to settle in for a while...