Siem Reap Guide for Angkor Marathon Runners – Where to Eat, Drink and Spa

2018-12-23T13:44:32+07:00By |

Our Siem Reap guide for Angkor marathon runners in town this weekend for the 23rd Angkor Wat International Half Marathon on Sunday has suggestions for restaurants to go to load carbs, spas to get a well deserved massage, and bars and pubs to celebrate. This Siem Reap Guide for Angkor marathon runners has recommendations for [...]

48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City – An Itinerary for Food Lovers

2019-01-29T16:43:36+07:00By |

48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City dedicated to cooking and eating Vietnamese food – browsing the markets, grazing at streets stalls on food tours, and savouring Vietnamese cuisine in restaurants – is our idea of a weekend in Ho Chi Minh City, as Vietnam’s southern city is officially known. 48 Hours in Ho Chi [...]

Weekend in Seminyak, Bali – Two Days of Sunshine, Sipping and Shopping

2017-11-27T20:32:39+07:00By |

A Weekend in Seminyak, Bali, is possible these days with so many affordable flights from Australia and Asia. And that's just enough time to gaze at a few sunsets, savour some good food, do a little shopping, and soak up some sunshine. Weekend in Seminyak, Bali – Two Days of Sunshine, Sipping and Shopping Friday [...]

A Local Guide to Eating and Drinking in Canggu, Bali

2019-06-06T12:59:30+07:00By |

This local guide to eating and drinking in Canggu, Bali, comes from Geoff Lindsay, the Aussie owner-chef of Salumeria Tanah Barak a Spuntini and Campari Bar in Canggu, Dandelion restaurant and the Crab Club Pop Up, Melbourne, and chef at Saigon Street in Seminyak, Bali. We’re big fans of Geoff Lindsay’s Vietnamese restaurant Dandelion in Melbourne (and his [...]

A Local Guide to Shopping Siem Reap by Nathalie Saphon Ridel

2019-07-03T22:23:21+07:00By |

Much to the surprise of most visitors to Cambodia, shopping Siem Reap is a real delight, with everything from stonemasonry and woodcarving that date back to the Khmer Empire and artisanal crafts such as silk weaving and basketry to contemporary fashion and handcrafted jewellery. There are few people more equipped to provide advice on shopping [...]

Price Check: a Siem Reap Shopping List

2017-08-25T15:21:38+07:00By |

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 when you venture here. In short: shopping here is inexpensive [...]

Price Check: a Sydney Shopping List

2019-01-29T13:21:36+07:00By |

After posting our guide to experiencing Sydney on a Budget and our apartment reviews, it seemed like a good time to do our Price Check: a Sydney Shopping List for you. Despite spending a great deal of time in Australia over the last 12 months, we still had trouble getting used to how expensive the [...]

A Local Guide to Vintage Shopping in Melbourne

2019-01-28T12:43:47+07:00By |

That we needed to provide you with a local guide to vintage shopping in Melbourne quickly became apparent after spotting some Melbourne locals in beehives, cats eye glasses and bobby socks. After meeting vintage princess Danielle Pumo on our Hidden Secrets tour, it was obvious she should be our vintage expert. Interview with Danielle Pumo [...]

Eric Raisina’s Guide to Siem Reap Style — Where to Find Cambodian Chic

2019-07-09T21:10:12+07:00By |

Eric Raisina is something of a celebrity in Siem Reap, a city the fashion designer finds inspirational and integral to his work. We talked to Eric Raisina about his inspiration, his work, Cambodian fashion, and Siem Reap style. We first met Madagascar-born fashion designer Eric Raisina at his atelier when researching shopping in Siem Reap on our first trip to [...]

Shopping the Gorgeous Stores of Siem Reap — an Itinerary

2018-11-27T14:15:47+07:00By |

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. Until the Khmer Rouge seized power in 1975, Siem Reap [...]

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