Tag Archives: Planning

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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Challenges for Expats

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Expat lyf yo. It ain’t always easy despite what the glossy brochures and blogs will tell you. There are pressures of work, relationships, home and family combined with a new country, the challenges of working in a different environment, cultural and food differences and homesickness. Some days are awesome and you think you are really […]

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Orussey Market – Phnom Penh

Birds eye view

Phnom Penh has a huge amount of markets that cater to tourists, locals and expats alike. Mick and I are lucky enough to live directly across from a small local market so we have easy access to fresh fruit and veg, meats, plastic containers, makeup, socks, soup and coffee. But if we are in need […]

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Finding our Feet

First Week

All’s well in the land of fish amok. We have hit the ground running, literally, for the past 10 days or so. Once we got to Phnom Penh, we had to hit the ground running. The Country Manager, Sandra, met us at the airport and it has been all stations go for the last ten […]

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Tourism Transparency

Tourism Transparency

If you are considering a trip to Burma/Myanmar then I highly recommend checking out a good friend’s website – Tourism Transparency. This organisation is a small, independent group of active campaigners who are aiming to educate tourists to Burma about responsible travel. As trips to Burma are becoming increasingly more popular, it is important in […]

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What to pack..?

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There are loads of blog posts, tips, hints etc online dedicated to the art of packing for a trip, but from what I have noticed, not many for those who are going to relocate to one place for some time or for those who aren’t hardcore backpackers going to stay in a dingy hostel for $2 per […]

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Links and What Not

Mirror Mirror

Obviously there are a whole bunch of amazing blogs out there but I thought I would list a few that I regularly peruse and/or follow these bloggers on twitter.  Its so inspirational to read some of them, get hungry at the thought of all that food they are getting to explore and the places they […]

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