English Teacher in Cambodia – An Ultimate Guide For Volunteer 2019

  Volunteering to teach English to the people in Cambodia is a great way to help them in their quest to having a better education, understanding tourists, and overall have better opportunities in life. Cambodians have an insatiable hunger to learn English. You will find that Khmer people of all ages will be attentive and…

Cambodia Eco Tourism

Eco-volunteering: back to grass roots Volunteering doesn’t get much better than when it is hands on with nature via Cambodia Eco Tourism. Become an eco-volunteer and really make a difference. Help a local community by working on projects that protect endangered wildlife or focus on repairing and managing an overexploited environment. Help locals put skills…

Siem Reap 2019

Not More of the Same If you were lucky enough to see Siem Reap not so many years ago, then you would have seen a different place: the look of the cities and towns was from pre-Khmer Rouge occupation and civil war, during a time when the people were recovering from that group’s terror on…

Cambodia’s Offshore Islands – Part Three

This is the third and final part of a three-part series about Cambodia’s offshore islands After visiting Koh S’dach or Koh Totang, there are still some great islands you could drop by. One or two are well-known while most are not. So, let’s continue island hopping down Cambodia’s coast and explore the tail-end of this…

Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital

The Kantha Bopha group of hospitals is an effort to deliver health care to all Cambodian children. The organisation has five hospitals in the Kingdom and provides medical services to the community free of charge. The hospital takes care of about 85% of all sick children in Cambodia.  Many seriously ill and hospitalised children would…

Angkor Hospital for Children

AHC: Improving Healthcare for Children Cambodia has one of the highest death rates for children under five years of age in Southeast Asia. In response, Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) has been providing healthcare for children in Siem Reap since 1999. It is also a hospital that is developing a program that seeks volunteers. AHC…

Mondulkiri

Cambodia’s Great Escape Cambodia is hot, damn hot. In fact, some people describe the seasons as hotter or hottest. To escape that, there is a place you can go: Mondulkiri. But it is more than just about cool weather and cool places. This is where there are rugged hills with majestic waterfalls, unique tribal people…

Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 2

In this second part of a three-part series about Cambodia’s offshore islands, you will experience some, but not all, of the smaller and less visited islands. There are also one or two of the better-known Cambodian islands. Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 2 After visiting Koh Kong, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samlouem you could…

Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part series about Cambodia’s offshore islands. In part one, the islands visited are Koh Kong, Koh Rong, and Koh Rong Samloem. Part two will take a look at some of the less and some of the rarely visited islands. Cambodia’s Offshore Islands | Part 1 Have you ever…

Cambodian Currency

Which is the Riel Currency? Cambodia has two currencies, well, one the official Cambodian currency and one unofficial currency, or is it two official currencies; sometimes it is hard to tell. People new to Cambodia find the arrangement baffling; paying in one currency and getting change in another or change in both is unusual. What’s…

Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville: Beaches, the New Macao The town of Sihanoukville, or Kompong Som, is a coastal destination south of Phnom Penh: it is also known as “Snooky”. While this dusty and hilly place won’t win any beautiful-town competitions with its excessive and often unwanted development and dozens of casinos, it does have one draw card. Also,…

Koh Dach

There are many day trips by bicycle from Phnom Penh. One place northeast of the capital is Koh Dach; known as “Silk Island” by foreigners. It is a pair of islands in the Mekong River about five kilometres from the Japanese Friendship Bridge. So, leave the hustle and bustle of the capital for the day…

Pailin to Battambang

If you want to attempt some adventure cycling, then take a look at Pailin to Battambang. It is not far from Battambang and only about 15 kilometres from the Thai-Cambodia border. So, you can enter from Thailand or make a side trip from Battambang, or vice versa. Either way, it is an adventure you won’t…

Pailin

Cambodia’s Wild West One of Cambodia’s rarely visited destinations is Pailin Province. Few tourists go there, which is reason enough to put the province in your travel plans. The area has a long history and although Pailin City is small with a wild-west flavour, there are plenty of places to visit in and around town….

Tonle Bati

Not far from Phnom Penh is Tonlé Bati, which is a lake popular with locals who go there to enjoy a day out by the water and for a couple of twelfth-century Angkorian temples in the area. And all this can be achieved on a day trip from the capital. To get to Tonle Bati…

Phnom Chisor

At its height, the Khmer Empire stretched far and wide across mainland Southeast Asia. In contemporary Cambodia, its former magnificence can be seen everywhere, and this is true for Phnom Penh and the surrounds. Near the capital are a number of Angkorian, and earlier era, monuments. Just south of Phnom Penh is one such place,…

Oudong

While in Phnom Penh why not visit Cambodia’s former capital of Oudong. This ancient site is within striking distance of Phnom Penh being only 40 kilometres northwest of the capital and close to the western bank of the Tonle Sap River. It is also straightforward to get to and easy to find as the mountain,…

In the Pot: Cambodian Cuisine

For most visitors to the Kingdom, Chicken or Pork Amok and Lok Lak are their Cambodian cooking experience. However, Cambodia’s cookery has a treasure trove of dishes on offer. Khmer food has influenced its neighbours and in return, Cambodia’s neighbours have influenced Khmer cooking. Add to that the French connection, and you have a recipe…

Cambodian Traditional Medicine

If Apsara dancing or Khmer boxing results in a stretched hamstring or bruised arm, there is Khmer traditional medicine to sort you out. It is also useful if you have a run-in with a scorpion or a cobra, or worse, an unexpected Tuk Tuk. Cambodian Traditional Medicine Khmer medicine is a type of naturopathy using…

Volunteer English Teacher

I had just graduated from university in Australia and I was interested in travelling and working abroad. I had spoken to a friend who had been a volunteer English teacher in Southeast Asia, and he was very upbeat about his extraordinary experiences. In fact, he had plans to return and continue teaching English in Southeast…