How to Enjoy and Make the Most of Visiting Cambodia

Cambodia and visiting Angkor Wat is on a lot of people’s bucket list or travel wish list. I know it was on ours for a long time. It was voted the #1 destination by a wide margin on Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travellist which ranks the top 500 places as voted by readers. So you have to wonder with some of these incredibly popular tourist destinations if it is worthy of the hype. (And that is the subject for another post, … Read More

Phnom Penh the Best Things to Do for First Time Visitors

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Phnom Penh is the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of Cambodia. With a population of about 2.4 million people it is smaller than many of Asia’s large mega-cities and in many ways seems more manageable to get around. This guide to Phnom Penh has some of the best things to do for first time visitors. Being the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh has government buildings, palaces and beautifully-landscaped parks. The park and area around the riverfront make for a pleasant evening walk. … Read More

The Best Restaurants Happy Hours and Hotels in Siem Reap

Where to Eat in Siem Reap: Best Restaurants Pub Street is the busy touristy street in town. It has a lot of pubs, bars, and restaurants. As it is quite touristy, it is not where we found the best food in town. We did however enjoy a fantastic puppet festival on Pub Street. These are paper puppets, carried by several people on long sticks. As they raise and lower the sticks, the puppet appears to move. So where do we … Read More

Quick Easy Golden Fried Banana Fritters are Awesome

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Today we feature fried banana fritters, Cambodian-style. Found throughout South East Asia, banana desserts are extremely popular and surely golden fried banana fritters are the most popular banana dessert of all. So much so it has been well and truly exported all over the world so we can enjoy the golden, crisp batter and the sweet treat inside. Our Cambodian version of fried banana fritters contains no hard to find ingredients. The batter is a little lighter than most as … Read More

Siem Reap What to do Beyond Visiting Angkor Wat

After visiting the Temples of Angkor, seeing Angkor Wat, and heading out to the less busy temples of Beng Melea and Tonle Sap Lake what else is there to do in Siem Reap? Surprisingly there is a lot going on, so you might want to leave some time to wander around town as well. This is part 3 of a 4 part series about Angkor Wat and Siem Reap. You can read Part 1: Visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia: Everything You Need … Read More

Visiting Tonle Sap Lake and the Less Crowded Temples of Angkor

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When you have had your fill of the popular temples and crowds near the Angkor Wat Temples, you can head further afield to see some of the Cambodian countryside, and learn how the villagers live by visiting Tonle Sap Lake or try Temples of Angkor which is less crowded. And you will find some great photo opportunities as well! If you have only limited time in Siem Reap and for visiting the Temple of Angkor, I would spend it on … Read More

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