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Phnom Penh Nightlife – The Last Stop

by Craig Bowman Our tour guide just told us we are headed to our last stop of the night. We have been to several places and according to my watch, it is near the end of the tour, but it just seems time has gone by so quick. Our last stop already? Our group gets on our Vespa’s and leave Independence Monument after a brief history lesson and picture opt. We cruise for a quick bit and stop on the side of the street. At this time, although it is a big sized street, it is rather dead and a…
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A Day in the Life: Cambodian Wood Carver

    During its peak the city of Angkor was a mega city supporting a population of 1 million within its borders with a complex system of temples and religious monuments. It is difficult to appreciate that the area has always had a thriving community of locals that call Angkor Wat home given the hordes of tourists and conservation sites set up to preserve the local temples, however to this day, among the ancient ruins are locals who have called the area home for generations. I had the pleasure to take one of our Vespas out for a ride to…
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Siem Reap Boxing Academy

Siem Reap is known for the millions of tourists flock to the site just to catch a glimpse of the sun rising above the famous Angkor Wat, and rightly so! However there is another side of the city of Siem Reap that is rarely talked about – the thriving community of expats here of all ages and in many professions. The motives behind each expats move to Siem Reap is varied, however I have found the majority have a common thread – to contribute to the local community and economy in the best way they can. The Siem Reap Boxing Academy is a project started…
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Coming Soon in 2016…

We are excited to say that we will be operating in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2016! So far, we're sharing the culture, meeting the people, and tasting the flavours of Saigon, Hoi An, & Siem Reap. However, we want to share even more with travellers from far and wide. We're opening in Phnom Penh in 2016, and can't wait to show you this wonderful Cambodian city. The sorrowful history of this area gives one a new outlook on everyday life, and will give interesting insights to the current culture of the city. The foodie scene is bound to "Wow!" you…
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Cambodian Sugar Palm Juice

In the mood for a sweet and refreshing cold drink?  We recommend grabbing a cup of fresh sugar palm juice to cool down on a hot day in Cambodia.  Cambodians are amazing at utilizing their surroundings in everyday life. Sugar Palm trees provide wood for many things such as large boats or even small chopsticks, the leaves can be used to create airy thatched roofs, and the flowers create one of our favorite drinks- Sugar Palm juice.  Harvesting the juice Many families sell Sugar Palm juice as an extra source of income. Typically, the young men in the family are…
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Cambodian New Year

Cambodian New Year is a special nationwide holiday, so we’ve got all the info you need to know. In 2015, this holiday will begin with New Year’s Day - Monday, April 13th- and will last until Thursday the 16th. So now you may be thinking “New Year in April?   Yup, New Year in April. Cambodians celebrate New Year according to the Lunisolar Calendar, contrary to many of its neighboring countries celebrating the Lunar Calendar New Year (link to Tet post). This time of year is also special because it marks the end of the dry season, and beginning of…
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The Cambodian Water Festival

Bon Om Touk is an exciting celebration that occurs once a year in Cambodia. Bon Om Touk, also known as the Cambodian Water Festival, celebrates the reversal of the Tonle Sap River. The Tonle Sap River reverses twice a year, lining up with Cambodia’s rainy and dry seasons. When the water from the Mekong River flows into the Tonle Sap River, a large lake forms. This takes up a vast amount of land. When the river reverses however, there are silt deposits that enrich the soil for farming and the fish are abundant. Bon Om Touk occurs on different dates…
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Traditional Cambodian Clothing

Traditional Cambodian garments are like many other aspects of Cambodian culture: rich and vibrant. Cambodian clothing is tends to be very bright and beautifully embroidered. The styles have lasted throughout time since the Khmer Empire, and can be seen in present day Cambodia. The sampot  is the most common article of clothing. An array of colors are used for this clothing. It is wrapped around the body in the fashion of a skirt. For more formal occasions women tend to wear a sampot chang kben, which is similarly wrapped as a sampot, but in the fashion of pants. The brightly…
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