Sunrise At Angkor In Our Own Private Temple

Chanting monks provided a suitably exotic soundtrack as we climbed to the top of our own private Angkor temple in the grey pre-dawn light. Sitting between two stone lions,.

5 years ago

Food File: Cambodian Nom Ban Chock

Even though we’d slept in, we were determined to track down the Cambodian breakfast dish of nom ban chock, often called simply Khmer noodles in English. We were working.

5 years ago

Another Win For No Guidebook Travels … In Phnom Penh

Sitting on top of the “fast” boat to Phnom Penh, the wind ruffling my hair, Miss M beside me busily cleaning the deck with our last wet wipe, I.

5 years ago

Food File: Fried Frogs

A flat tyre is as good a reason as any to eat something. So what’s a girl to do when a flat tyre happens somewhere in the wilds of.

5 years ago

Cambodia’s Choeung Ek: Once Brutal, Now Quiet

Behind the trees, unseen children shout and shriek in delight. There’s an occasional thud of a football being kicked. Birds twitter and trill. In the distance, some ancient form.

5 years ago

Deckchair Delivery In Sihanhoukville

Limp and relaxed on a deckchair, legs aching from cycling from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville in baking heat. I felt comfortable enough with my cycling companions, who were strangers a.

7 years ago

Crunchy Cambodian Cockroaches

I’m told they’re actually crickets. Bought on the Cambodian side of the border between Cambodia and Vietnam. The transaction took place through the window of¬† our rental car. Darling.

7 years ago

Cycling Through Cambodia

Small children, in superbly composed groups of three or more, line the side of the dusty roads. First they are mesmerised by the crazy Western tourists – lycra-clad, red-faced.

7 years ago