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Shopping the Gorgeous Stores of Siem Reap — an Itinerary

Shopping the Gorgeous Stores of Siem Reap — an Itinerary

For most travellers, Siem Reap has been little more than a departure point for exploring Angkor Wat and the other Angkor temples. Yet it hasn’t always been that way. And once again the riverside city is offering visitors more to do than scramble archaeological sites....
Exploring Angkor Wat and the Angkor Temples of Siem Reap

Exploring Angkor Wat and the Angkor Temples of Siem Reap

Exploring Angkor Wat and the other Angkor temple complexes and archaeological sites that are remnants of the great Khmer Empire are the reason most travellers visit Siem Reap in Cambodia. And rightly so. Here’s how to do it. However, while the UNESCO World Heritage listed archaeological monuments initially...
Siem Reap, the Cambodian City That Slowly Reveals Itself

Siem Reap, the Cambodian City That Slowly Reveals Itself

For most travellers to Siem Reap, Cambodia, the city is little more than a launching pad for day trips to the legendary Angkor Wat and the other enchanting temple complexes of Angkor. Few travellers linger after they’ve explored the archaeological ruins and fewer people visit simply to...
Local Knowledge: Vibol from Phnom Penh

Local Knowledge: Vibol from Phnom Penh

We met 18 year-old Cambodian waiter, Pheng Vibol, or ‘Vibol’ as he’s called, at the wonderful Romdeng restaurant in Phnom Penh. Romdeng had been recommended to us by several locals as Phnom Penh’s best restaurant with fine Cambodian cuisine and a lively atmosphere. It didn’t...
Monday Memories: Flying into Siem Reap

Monday Memories: Flying into Siem Reap

You would be forgiven for thinking by now we’d be jaded travellers. We’ve travelled to over seventy-something countries, we’ve been to hundreds of cities and towns, scores in the past few years alone, and we’ve been to dozens of places, the places we become smitten...
Phnom Penh’s Best Cafes and Bars

Phnom Penh’s Best Cafes and Bars

Part of what makes Phnom Penh such a cool, cosmopolitan city is its drinking scene – the place is brimming with buzzy cafés and bars. By day, there’s a lively coffee house culture, and come sunset, everyone’s sipping cocktails at the city’s many rooftop bars....
Eating Out in Phnom Penh

Eating Out in Phnom Penh

For most visitors, eating out in Phnom Penh comes as a pleasant surprise for a city of its small size. The Cambodian capital boasts an abundance of excellent restaurants, from casual alfresco eateries to fancier fine diners. While there are plenty of restaurants serving wonderful Cambodian cuisine, a bonus...