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Weekend in Siem Reap

Weekend in Siem Reap

The weekend is upon us here in Cambodia and with it thousands of visitors who have arrived from around Asia. A weekend in Siem Reap is enough to get a taste of the town and nearby temples, but don’t try to cram in too much. Visit knowing...
Prahok, the Secret Ingredient of Cambodian Cuisine

Prahok, the Secret Ingredient of Cambodian Cuisine

Alongside the Cambodian curry paste called kroeung, prahok is the most distinctive ingredient in Khmer cooking. This grey, visually unappealing fermented fish ‘paste’ is used by every Khmer cook to add depth of flavour to just about every dish in their repertoire. Most visitors to Cambodia...
Monday Memories: A Face in the Crowd

Monday Memories: A Face in the Crowd

The crowds at the Siem Reap Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk, were massive. People from all over Cambodia had come to the city for the boat races and they all seemed to have gathered along the riverside to watch the event. The challenge was to capture...
Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia

Spiritual Travel — Transcendental Experiences in Cambodia

You don’t have to be religious to undertake spiritual travel and seek out transcendental experiences. Here are some ideas for travellers seeking enlightenment in Cambodia, the predominantly Buddhist country that is home to stupendous Angkor Wat. There is something uplifting about savouring the sunrise at spectacular Angkor...
Scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival

Scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival

We thought we’d share some more scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk in Khmer, which took place here in Siem Reap in Cambodia last week. Click on the arrows to scroll through the gallery above for more of Terence’s colourful...
Meet Cambodian Space Project

Meet Cambodian Space Project

When you visit Cambodia, try to catch the Cambodian Space Project in between their cross-planetary trips for one of the most fun nights you’ll have while getting a history lesson in Cambodian Rock and Roll. We first saw the quirky, retro-cool Cambodian Space Project at the...
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...
Some Things To Do In Siem Reap When It Rains

Some Things To Do In Siem Reap When It Rains

Rain can ruin a holiday. In Cambodia and other parts of Southeast Asia, however, rain is part of the experience of living in the tropics. Scrambling slippery temples isn’t so much fun, though, so here are some other things to do in Siem Reap when...
Halloween in Siem Reap

Halloween in Siem Reap

As it’s Halloween tomorrow night we thought we’d share some images from Halloween in Siem Reap last year. Whether you like Halloween or not, participating in festivals and events or celebrating holidays when you travel is a fantastic way to meet locals. First, a confession:...
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...