Category Archives: Travel

Going to the Province for Khmer New Year

Khmer New Year is a big deal. It’s like Cambodia’s version of Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays combined with more food and more parties. Seriously. Khmer New Year (or Chaul Chnam Thmey) aligns with Songkran in Laos & Thailand  along with Thingyan in Burma which means that travel at this time is expensive, difficult and exciting too. We got […]

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Cycling in Battambang

Making fresh rice noodles

As Khmer New Year (KNY) fast approached it became quite clear from speaking with people who suggested Phnom Penh would be quiet during the festivities. Not wanting to miss out on what KNY is all about we decided to make the trip to Battambang and Svey Sisophon in North Western Cambodia . First up was […]

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End of an Era…soon

Today marks exactly 1 year since Mick and I embarked on this journey to Cambodia. Its been one whole year!?! EEEK! It sure doesn’t feel like it! It seems like it was just yesterday that we were living in our apartment in Camperdown, working in the city, spending our weekends with friends and family, exploring […]

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Kep: the Crab Capital of Cambodia

When thinking about what represents Cambodia, seafood doesn’t often top the list. Angkor Wat, tuk tuks, dusty roads, amok, Siem Reap, Khmer Rouge, poverty, orphanages are probably what most people think of. But the seafood on offer, especially down in the southern region of Kep is sensational, particularly for those who are willing to get […]

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Olympic Stadium Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is sadly devoid of the leafy parks, sports fields and open areas that we are so used to back home. The main park areas near the Independence Monument, Vietnam Monument, Wat Phnom, Royal Palace and Riverside are surrounded by busy roads which makes exercise and picnic-ing not the nicest experiences.  Koh Pich (Diamond […]

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Cambodia – Still developing

Director Roberto Serrini created an incredibly moving piece of footage about Cambodia that was taken using a GoPro and a DJI Phantom drone. The resulting piece of work is a beautiful collection of people, farmland, homes and communities that show what Cambodia is like beyond the confines of the tourist spots of Phnom Penh, Siem […]

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9 Month in the Penh

Life in general is coming along really well here, despite some of the political and social instability that has been going on the past few months. This has had some impact on our lives but not anything that is cause for concern! We are now used to the razor-wire barricades that are still around the […]

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Christmas In Phnom Penh

Spending Christmas in an Asian country like Cambodia has its perks and its downfalls. For one, you escape months of the hype that the shops, media, tv and every friend or acquaintance you have is spreading thickly about Christmas. Early shopping, late shopping, food shopping, everything shopping! Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit […]

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One Day in Singapore

Mick and I recently headed back to Australia to visit friends and family, but more importantly to be part of the wedding celebrations for my sister (Yay! Pip! Yay Danny!). We had a really great time back in Australia, seeing friends, eating delicious lamb, napping in comfy beds, hanging out with Mum’s, spending time at […]

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Squat Toilets and Bum Guns

Backpackers, tourists and travellers share some pretty funny stories when they meet. They will brag about the crazy adventure in Malaysia with some weirdo guys who plied them with free booze (wink) or the trip down the mountain in a ute through torrential rain with a drunk driver and two friends getting drunk in the […]

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