Tag Archives: sustainable travel

Travelling Responsibly in Cambodia – Why It Matters

Travelling Responsibly in Cambodia – Why It Matters

Travelling responsibly in Cambodia matters. It’s not okay to wear your bikinis and board shorts to Angkor Wat. But travelling responsibly is about more than what you wear. And here’s why… I have had a guide to travelling responsibly in Cambodia sitting in my drafts folder for close to three...
Green Hua Hin, Eco Resorts in Pranburi and Cha-Am

Green Hua Hin, Eco Resorts in Pranburi and Cha-Am

In Thailand‘s Hua Hin and neighbouring Pranburi and Cha-Am a handful of eco-friendly resorts, spas, and a winery, are endeavouring to do their bit to reduce their environmental footprint, from establishing kitchen gardens and using local organic produce to recycling and supporting green initiatives. Thirty kilometers...
Green Hua Hin, An Eco-Friendly Escape in Thailand

Green Hua Hin, An Eco-Friendly Escape in Thailand

From organic farms and restaurants serving farm to table cuisine to nature conservation projects and community beach clean-up days, a handful of sustainable resorts, spas, and a winery in Thailand’s Hua Hin are doing their bit to save the planet. Most tourists who are in...
Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap

Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap

Make a beeline to the Sunday morning Asana Organic Farmers Market in Siem Reap, when you’re in Cambodia. If you’re planning on renting an apartment and settling into Temple Town for a while, buy a cotton bag and do your grocery shopping. If you’re not, pop down for some...
Culture, Heritage and Tourism: a Chat with Elizabeth Becker

Culture, Heritage and Tourism: a Chat with Elizabeth Becker

The American author of Overbooked: the Global Business of Travel and Tourism, award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker was in Siem Reap recently for the UNWTO and UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture. I chatted to her about culture, heritage and sustainable tourism in Cambodia. Elizabeth Becker...
Welcome to the new Grantourismo!

Welcome to the new Grantourismo!

Welcome to the new Grantourismo! The re-design has been a long time coming, but we really sweated the details. We’ve given more prominence to our photography, introduced a cleaner, contemporary look, and reorganized our stories and guides so they’re easier to find. We’d love to...
Renting an Apartment in Siem Reap, an Insider Guide

Renting an Apartment in Siem Reap, an Insider Guide

Renting an apartment in Siem Reap can be challenging. While the rise of holiday rental websites such as HomeAway and VBRO and rent-a-room sites like Airbnb and Roomorama have made it easier to rent short term properties and rooms in private homes, there are still some...
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...
Why Small Local Boutique Hotels Beat Big Bland Multinationals

Why Small Local Boutique Hotels Beat Big Bland Multinationals

After a couple of months staying in boutique hotels in Siem Reap and Bangkok, we’ve reaffirmed something we’ve increasingly felt over the years and that’s that when it comes to choosing hotel accommodation when we travel, boutique hotels suit us better. We much prefer small...