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Our Guide to Eating and Drinking in Battambang

Our Guide to Eating and Drinking in Battambang

Some of the best Cambodian cuisine in the country is found in Battambang, the capital of Cambodia‘s most fertile province and the country’s rice bowl. Here’s our guide to eating and drinking in Battambang. A few tourist restaurants aside, Cambodia’s second city of Battambang, set in an...
Why You Should Avoid Orphanage Visits in Cambodia

Why You Should Avoid Orphanage Visits in Cambodia

Why you should avoid orphanage visits in Cambodia is a no brainer as far as we’re concerned. Orphanage tourism is a thing and it’s a big corrupt business that’s fuel by tourists who are under the misapprehension they’re doing good by visiting orphanages. They’re not and...
Behind the Scenes at Jaan Bai Restaurant in Battambang

Behind the Scenes at Jaan Bai Restaurant in Battambang

In October 2013, we went behind the scenes at Jaan Bai restaurant in Battambang to cover the opening of the Cambodian Children’s Trust’s new social enterprise hospitality training restaurant. We spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Supported by Australians Chef David Thompson of Nahm Bangkok...
The Myths About Monsoon in Cambodia

The Myths About Monsoon in Cambodia

Myths about monsoon in Cambodia don’t seem to be going anywhere, despite the inconsistency and unpredictability of the weather due to climate change. Barely a day goes by when I don’t hear someone say “it rains like clockwork every afternoon”. It doesn’t. The Myths About Monsoon...
An Update from the Road, Ruins and Rice Paddies

An Update from the Road, Ruins and Rice Paddies

We’ve been quiet here on Grantourismo these last few months while we’ve been bouncing around Cambodia working on stories. An update from the road, ruins and rice paddies is long overdue, so here goes… From Siem Reap to Battambang and Bangkok and Back Again One...
12 Reasons We Are Smitten With South East Asia

12 Reasons We Are Smitten With South East Asia

We spent a lot of time in 2011 in South East Asia. Based out of Bangkok for four months while researching a book and working on stories, we bounced across the region on assignments, around Thailand, along the Mekong, and to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia....