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These posts cover festivals and events we experience during our trip.

King Father Norodom Sihanouk – Remembering Cambodia in Mourning

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King Father Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012, bringing Cambodians together to mourn the loss of their beloved former king in the capital Phnom Penh. On the eve of the anniversary of his passing, we thought we’d share our story of a nation in mourning. In October 2012, we rented an apartment for a ...

River Graze, a Celebration of Food and Wine from Victoria

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River Graze, which sprawls along the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River on Southbank Promenade, is a celebration of food and wine, from across the Australian state of Victoria. Launched on Friday night and running through to Sunday evening, it's one of 200 events on the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival calendar. We might have landed ...

Georgetown Festival Penang to Feast on Art, Culture and Food

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Georgetown Festival Penang kicks off on the Malaysian island of Penang in two days and we’ll be there! The month-long arts festival is jam-packed with events, exhibitions, screenings, and installations. It’s our first trip in 15 years and we can’t wait to get back. Our work is kind of crazy. It’s nothing new to us, ...

The Giant Puppet Project Parade Snakes Through Siem Reap

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Giant Puppet Project Parade snakes through Siem Reap on a Saturday night each February. If you're heading to Cambodia in 2017 try to time your trip to coincide with this wonderful event. It's a fun-filled night that's made for families with kids. Getting along to local festivals and events, whether as an observer or participant, is a wonderful way to get ...

Scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival – Bon Om Tuk in Images

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Browse these colourful scenes from the Siem Reap Water Festival or Bon Om Tuk in Khmer, which marks the end of monsoon and reversal of the Tonle Sap (Great Lake) with boat races, water rituals, and celebrations. Be warned: they could inspire you to book flights to Cambodia for the next water festival. Click on the arrows ...

Halloween in Siem Reap

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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: we've never been into Halloween and never really participated until ...

Our Guide to the Arts and Architecture in Battambang in Cambodia

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There’s much to experience when it comes to the arts and architecture in Battambang in Cambodia. In recent years the charming colonial city has blossomed into an arts hub as graduates from its excellent arts school have collaborated to establish galleries and collectives and organise group shows and arts events. Battambang's impressive architecture is everywhere. Boasting ...