Tag Archive: slow travel

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 22

Winter Warmers – Hearty Stew Recipes for Cold Winter Evenings

While Europe and North America have been experiencing a brutal winter, here in Siem Reap we have not been faring much better. Okay, sure a 14˚C (57˚F) minimum during winter would come as a relief to many, but in Cambodia that’s practically freezing. Well, that’s our excuse to do some slow cooking and consult our hearty …

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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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Jul 29

Living Like Locals Resources on Slowing Down and Settling In

We’ve got loads of living like locals resources on slowing down and settling in to places when you travel here on Grantourismo, from scores of reviews of apartments and holiday rentals that we’ve stayed in to tips on everything from renting riads in Morocco to how to save money when self-catering. Our long term aim …

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Jul 08

Our Guide to the World’s Best Parks and Gardens

This little guide to our pick of the world’s best parks and gardens has been coming for some time. These days I find myself spending a significant amount of time dreaming of spreading a picnic blanket out on some grass between a shady tree and sprawling out with little more than a good book, a …

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