Tag Archives: Phnom Penh

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...
Monday Memories: Kind of Blue

Monday Memories: Kind of Blue

I have to give Doors bar and restaurant in Phnom Penh some kudos for giving the city a great live music venue and supporting the local jazz scene. On the night I took this photograph, a talented jazz combo were performing a wonderful set from the Miles...
An Update from the Road, Ruins and Rice Paddies

An Update from the Road, Ruins and Rice Paddies

We’ve been quiet here on Grantourismo these last few months while we’ve been bouncing around Cambodia working on stories. An update from the road, ruins and rice paddies is long overdue, so here goes… From Siem Reap to Battambang and Bangkok and Back Again One...
12 Reasons We Are Smitten With South East Asia

12 Reasons We Are Smitten With South East Asia

We spent a lot of time in 2011 in South East Asia. Based out of Bangkok for four months while researching a book and working on stories, we bounced across the region on assignments, around Thailand, along the Mekong, and to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia....
Local Knowledge: Vibol from Phnom Penh

Local Knowledge: Vibol from Phnom Penh

We met 18 year-old Cambodian waiter, Pheng Vibol, or ‘Vibol’ as he’s called, at the wonderful Romdeng restaurant in Phnom Penh. Romdeng had been recommended to us by several locals as Phnom Penh’s best restaurant with fine Cambodian cuisine and a lively atmosphere. It didn’t...
Phnom Penh’s Best Cafes and Bars

Phnom Penh’s Best Cafes and Bars

Part of what makes Phnom Penh such a cool, cosmopolitan city is its drinking scene – the place is brimming with buzzy cafés and bars. By day, there’s a lively coffee house culture, and come sunset, everyone’s sipping cocktails at the city’s many rooftop bars....
Eating Out in Phnom Penh

Eating Out in Phnom Penh

I have to say that eating out in Phnom Penh was a pleasant surprise for a city of its small size. Phnom Penh boasts an abundance of excellent restaurants, from casual alfresco eateries to fancier fine diners. Phnom Penh has a plethora of ethnic eateries...