Rice Farmer

August 23, 2010

Earlier in the year we passed through the region of Kampot and the fields were quite brown and dry. This time however when we visited Kampot and Kep the fields had crops of rice growing everywhere. With the onset of the rainy season, the landscape is once again a lush green colour, dotted with banana… View Article

The Market (part 1)

August 18, 2010

There are many markets in Phnom Penh (and in Cambodia). They all sell a variety of goods ranging from clothes and shoes, through to electronics, souvenirs and food. The main two markets are the Russian Market (Psah Toul Tom Poung in Khmer) which is popular with tourists and also Central Market (Psah Thmei) which is… View Article

Kampong Cham

July 27, 2010

Yesterday I traveled to a village in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. Stayed in a village called Lveate with a lovely family and had a relaxing time including swimming in the Mekong, visiting the local school / monks and eating delicious food. Here are a few favourite photos from the trip.

Phnom Penh National Olympic Stadium

July 10, 2010

The main stadium in Phnom Penh, it has a seating capacity of 50,000 and built in 1964. During the reign of the Khmer Rouge, the stadium was used as a site for executions by officials under the administration of Lon Nol. These days, the stadium and surrounding grounds are a popular place for morning and… View Article

Eating / Restaurants in Phnom Penh

June 30, 2010

This is an update to the first post relating to eating out in Phnom Penh which can be found here. Brown Coffee and Bakery – 5/5 Fantastic modern coffee shop with excellent coffee and pastries at reasonable prices. Set in a very elegant and stylish setting, you’ll be able to relax with freshly baked pastries,… View Article

Trip to Kampot

June 13, 2010

Recently I had the opportunity to travel down to Kampot which is in the south of Cambodia, near the sea. Kampot is set on the Kampong Bay River at the base of the Elephant Mountains. It’s a laid back, small & sleepy town with classic French colonial architecture. I stayed at two places. The hip… View Article

Arriving in Phnom Penh

April 26, 2010

So after a what I think was a 9 hour flight from Melbourne to Phnom Penh, via Singapore, Kelly and I have arrived at our new home for the next 12 months. For those that don’t already know, Kelly has a 12 month job with a local non-government organisation (NGO) based in Phnom Penh (without… View Article

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