Tag Archive: Siem Reap

Jan 31

Exploring the Lost City of Mahendraparvata at Mount Kulen Cambodia

Srah Damrie, Mount Kulen, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about exploring the so-called lost city of Mahendraparvata at Mount Kulen or Phnom Kulen in northern Cambodia, since the New York Times included it under a Siem Reap entry at #47 on its 52 Places to Go in 2014 list. While the elephant statues, pictured above, are impressive, …

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Jan 24

Renting an Apartment in Siem Reap

Karavansara apartments, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The rise of holiday rental websites such as HomeAway and Holiday Lettings and rent-a-room sites like Airbnb and Roomorama have made it easy to rent short term apartments, houses and rooms in private homes around the world, whether it’s for three nights or three months. Not so in Cambodia, unfortunately, which is why we’re providing …

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Jan 13

Monday Memories: A Student Stretches at Battambang Circus School

A student takes a stretch class at Phare Circus, Battambang, Cambodia.

In the latest edition of my reflections on photography series Monday Memories, a young student stretches at Battambang circus school in northwest Cambodia. Ouch. Over the last few months I’ve spent some time behind the scenes taking photographs of performers under the big top at Phare Cambodian Circus in Siem Reap, as well as at Phare …

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Jan 07

Price Check: a Siem Reap Shopping List

Angkor Beer in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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 with you. Just in case you’re planning to stay a while when you venture here. In short: shopping here is inexpensive – …

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Dec 31


Red Curry Paste, made to a recipe from Ian Kittichai's Issaya Cookbook.

It’s been a huge year of travel for us here in Southeast Asia. The second half of it was just a crazy blur of photo shoots, working in hotel rooms, and having endless restaurant and street food meals. After obtaining our one-year Cambodian visa, we literally spent months searching for somewhere to live in Siem …

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