Tag Archive: Phnom Penh

Jul 13

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 demonstration, celebration, commemoration, or in this case, the mourning …

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Jan 06

Monday Memories: Traditional Shadow Puppet Show in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Shadow Puppets.

Unlike the jazz gig I shot that I reflected upon in last week’s Monday Memories post, I was totally unprepared to photograph the traditional shadow puppet show in Phnom Penh that we checked out when we were recently in town. We had been travelling in Cambodia for a few very intensive days with Backyard Travel …

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Dec 30

Monday Memories: Kind of Blue

Jazz at Doors, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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 Davis’ classic album Kind of Blue. The drummer (pictured) was …

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Dec 15

Footpath Feasting: How to Eat Safely in Cambodia

Market vendor in Battambang.

How to eat safely in Cambodia is a concern of many travellers heading here and is something we are asked about all the time by people planning a visit. Getting sick can ruin that once in a lifetime trip to Angkor Wat here in Siem Reap or the Killing Fields near Phnom Penh but it can ruin …

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Dec 10

An Update from the Road, Ruins and Rice Paddies

Pre Rup Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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 of the biggest challenges with being bloggers as well as …

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