Tag Archives: Siem Reap

Mobile Travel Tools and a New Cambodia Travel App

Mobile Travel Tools and a New Cambodia Travel App

Most visitors to Cambodia appear to prefer the trusty old printed guidebook as their main source of information, yet a new Cambodia travel app and mobile travel tools including Twitter and Google might prove handier here than you think. There’s been much talk over the...
Monday Memories: Greeting the Locals at Beng Mealea

Monday Memories: Greeting the Locals at Beng Mealea

Like I always say, learning a little of the local language goes a long way when asking for a portrait. I like to think that’s how I managed to capture such a generous smile from this guy at Beng Mealea. Literally just a few minutes after I took...
Monday Memories: Local Children at Beng Mealea

Monday Memories: Local Children at Beng Mealea

The sunrise scrum at Angkor Wat to get the best position for a photo of the iconic (in the true sense of the word) temple is worth battling, however, many of the rich rewards of visiting Siem Reap come with early morning explorations of lesser...
Cycling Around Siem Reap

Cycling Around Siem Reap

Surrounded by pancake-flat plains, lush green rice paddies, and laidback villages with leafy lanes, cycling around Siem Reap can be an absolute delight – once you get out of the busy little city. Most travellers to Siem Reap visit Angkor Wat and the Angkor Archaeological...
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 magic — we’ve lived here for over a year now and had visited Siem Reap a few...
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...