A bit tipsi after hitting the bars on 104th and 136th St., it was about 1:30 am, I got into a moto to go back to my hotel. After I told the driver the name of my hotel, a popular hotel he should have... more
I'm going to directly contradict the advice on visas left here in the past. Do get your visa at the border but only after you have passed through Thai immigration and onto the bridge. You will be... more
The warnings are in every guidebook and it is a common topic among visitors as they sink into the sofas at a pavement cafe.
I normally treat the warnings of daylight theft casually, but I, also, felt... more
Motorbikes (but not self-drive cars) are available for rent, however Phnom Penh traffic is chaotic and dangerous even by Asian standards.
Motorbike-taxis (motos) are everywhere and will take you... more
During the last couple of years, safety in Cambodia has improved a lot. The main problem in rural area are still the landmines (especially near the border to Thailand).
The Khmer Rouge have been... more
On the boat from Siem Reap I had to do all the journey on the roof, under the bright sun. I didn't care taking sun lotion with me, as I am used to the sun and don't really care much about that.
But 5... more
Phnom Penh offers a chaotic sensory assault with its odd mix of gentle Asian beauty and raucous Wild West sensibilities. From the clandestine tourist areas to the squalor of its backstreets, one is......
You can sit in the Foreign Correspondants Club, look out over the Tonle Sap river and think all is well.
A PROJECT WORTH SUPPORTING: Visual voices from Cambodia
The British nonprofit PhotoVoice has...
Gary lived in Cambodia for a year back in the early nineties. So many many years later in 2005 it was time to go back. That was my first visit.
Since then we have been to Cambodia many many times, it...
Phnom Penh is named after the temple, Wat Phnom Daun Penh which was built after a wealthy widow Daun Penh found a hollow Koki tree with 4 Buddha statues inside it . She originally built a small temple...