Angkor Wat Basics, Tickets, Opening Times and More

Angkor Wat Basics Guide: Everything you need to know

Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples are undoubtedly Cambodia’s number one tourist attraction, and if you’re like me, you won’t be disappointed. They’re majestic, magical, and surreal all at the same time. Angkor was the ancient capital city of the Khmer empire. It comprised over a thousand temples, some of which have been restored, some Continue reading

Friends Restaurant Burmese Chicken Curry

A Dinner at “Friends” in Phnom Penh

All over Cambodia, especially in the more touristy areas, you’ll find hospitality schools: hotels, guest houses and restaurants that have students in training, giving young people a chance to find work in Cambodia’s growing tourism sector. Some of these are run by non profit organizations, others are private initiatives just trying to give something back Continue reading

Old House Restaurant Siem Reap Salad

Review: Old House Restaurant, Siem Reap

While I generally enjoy street food and road side cafés,  this place was a nice change.  The decor was tasteful, furniture was wooden – not your standard plastic garden chairs that seem to be all over Cambodia. But most importantly, the food was great!  My favorites were the starters: fried pork spring rolls, banana blossom Continue reading