Category Archives: Cambodia

A few weeks ago I went on a field trip to interview and take photos of some of the beneficiaries of the NGO I am volunteering for. I love going on these trips, because it offers a fantastic opportunity to get to know rural Cambodia outside of the tourist hubs, and also speak to people Read More →

To celebrate my birthday this year, Chris and I decided to escape the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh and head to the coast for a few days. Which in Cambodia tends to mean a bus ticket to Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s number one beach resort. Although Sihanoukville receives mixed reviews due to some of the dubious antics it Read More →

What’s a wat? A wat is a Buddhist temple and there are an estimated 1080 spread throughout Cambodia. Many temples in Phnom Penh are beautiful buildings, but what I didn’t know was that they are not just spiritual places for people to go and pray, but are almost like little communities as well. The complex Read More →

So Chris has been on yet another little work-based adventure this week, this time to Koh Kong on the west coast of Cambodia to investigate some land rights issues affecting local villagers and island communities. As before there’s no chance of any more detail from the grumpy old Englishman, plus it is a very sensitive Read More →

Flags in Phnom Penh were flying at half mast, people were wearing black ribbons, and Buddhist monks took part in mass-prayers at the Royal Palace. Cambodia’s former King Norodom Sihanouk died in October 2012 and the nation has been in mourning since. His embalmed body had been lying in state at the Royal Palace. The Read More →

The Travel Bloggers Best Dozen Project is a new blogger tagging challenge, initiated by Lash World Tour and inspired by last year’s ‘Seven Super shots’ or similar tagging challenges. It enables bloggers to reflect on their best (and worst) travel moments; all their travel stories, advice and tips they’ve written; and all the photos they’ve created and Read More →

I recently had quite a few enquiries about what to pack when volunteering abroad. Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with detailed long lists (and of course I have those as well as an organised German), but I thought that it might be helpful if I publish a list of my personal top 10 must-have Read More →

When you live in a foreign country it is all very exciting, but on days like Christmas even travel fans like me can become a bit melancholic. I started badly missing mulled wine, German Christmas cookies and markets, and of course family in the build up to the big day. So there was really only Read More →