Cambodia Etiquette

Many visitors to Cambodia are often baffled by Khmer customs and Cambodia etiquette. Why do they always smile? Why are they always bowing? Or, why are they so loud? Well, they’re Khmer and that’s the way they go about things in Cambodia. Of course, there is a bit more to it than that. Cambodia Etiquette…

Cambodia History | 1995

“No, not possible” was the reply followed by “Too dangerous.” Apparently, travelling by bus could end up being stopped by bandits, or worse the Khmer Rouge, and taken hostage then a ransom demanded, or else. It appeared my plan to visit Angkor Wat had run into a hurdle. Cambodian History | 1995   This was…

Siem Reap Province

In Khmer, the Siem Reap in Siem Reap Province means “Siam Defeated”, or more accurately “Siam Kneel”. Not a happy entry point into Cambodia if you are Thai. Siem Reap is also the name of the province the town is located in. Siem Reap Province is famous for the ancient city of Angkor; however, the…

Cyclebodia | Cambodia on a Bicycle

Phnom Penh to Battambang Cyclebodia takes you on a journey from Phnom Pen to Battambang via Kampong Chhnang. When you start early Phnom Penh is quiet: not much traffic, the city is waking up, and an army of street sweepers come into play. Lots of Phnom Penhers like to exercise in the cool of early…

Cambodian Bus Travel

There is an art to Cambodian bus travel. Getting about Cambodia can be daunting and is best achieved by bus. Cambodian buses access nearly all destinations in the country; they’re cheap and regular. There are, of course, draw backs to add to the adventure. Cambodian buses aren’t truly regulated, so most buses bump and grind…

Kampot Cambodia

It is not hard to see why people become entranced with Kampot Cambodia. It doesn’t have Siem Reap’s temples or the glitz of Sihanoukville; however, the town is charming, laid-back and perfect for relaxing and taking a breather from the dusty trails of Cambodia. Kampot Cambodia Kampot doesn’t look like much at first with its…

Cambodia Fish Farming

Fish farming in Cambodia has been increasing for the last 20 years; however, it still has a long way to go. The most popular fish is the Tilapia (Nile perch) and a local catfish. Most of the intensive fish farming in Cambodia is around Phnom Penh and neighbouring Kandal Province, which leaves vast areas that…

Water Festival Cambodia

Water Festival Cambodia The annual Water Festival Cambodia (Bon Om Touk) is a must-see event and should be on every Cambodian bucket list. Boat crews from all over the country descend on Phnom Penh to compete in boat races on the Ton Le Sap, actually, the rallying point is just below the Chrouy Changva bridge…

Things To Do In Phnom Penh

Things To Do In Phnom Penh You will not run short of things to do in Phnom Penh. All it takes is a little bit of perseverance and the traveler spirit. Most of the sights, interesting places and things to do in Phnom Penh are within a relatively short drive or decent walk. A taxi…

Living In Cambodia

Living in Cambodia Living in Cambodia | Phnom Penh A personal story of our media director living in Cambodia. This information is essential for anyone who will be volunteering for any length of time or planning to fully explore the rich Khmer history. Make sure you have all your essential items packed before you arrive….

Cambodia Travel Visa

Cambodia Travel Visa There is a lot written about obtaining a Cambodia Travel Visa on the internet. You will find government websites, blogs and travel guides offering advice. In general, obtaining a Cambodia travel visa is simple and we do not know of anyone who has had their visa application at a border crossing unreasonably…

Banteay Chhmar

Banteay Chhmar |One of The Lessor Known Angkorian Temple Once you make it to Siem Reap then you are in the heart of Angkor. However, not so far from the ancient capital are many less visited Angkorian temples. There is Beng Mealea and Preah Srey, perhaps Phnom Koulen; one much over-looked place is Banteay Chhmar….

Phnom Penh to Kampong Som

Phnom Penh to Kampong Som Where’s that you say? Well, Kampong Som is better known as Sihanoukville, or the new Macao. Any way you look at it, the town is worth a look. Although the Chinese are busily turning it into the casino capital of Southeast Asia, it still has places to escape to. And…

Ratanakiri

Ratanakiri | Frontier Province Ratanakiri is definitely one of the more “out there” destinations in Cambodia. The town’s name is derived from the two Sanskrit words: Ratna which stands for gems and Giri which stands for mountains, items much in demand and the cause of demise. Located in the far northeast of the Kingdom, the…

Cycling In Cambodia | Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham

Cycling in Cambodia Cycling in Cambodia is on the rise and is a great way to learn about the country and the Khmer people. If you cycle around Phnom Penh in the early morning, you will see many groups of cyclists hitting the road and enjoying the early day with their other friends. Cycling has…

Living In Cambodia | Phnom Penh

Living In Cambodia | Phnom Penh Life in “The Penh” has the good, the bad and the ugly. A combination that makes life in Cambodia very interesting, but it can send some people into despair. There is great accommodation, but at a price; there is the traffic, but it can drive foreigners mad; and there…