Category Archives: New Year

We have great news for anyone worried about the Mayan prophecy that the world will end in 2012. We can report live from Phnom Penh that we’re now safely into the year 2556, and life as we know it seems pretty much un-altered. A clock at Wat Phnom counting down the last hours of 2555BE Read More →

Cambodia has a fairly large population of people with Chinese roots, so last week saw countrywide celebrations of the Chinese New Year. The celebrations usually last one week and mark the start of spring. According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Read More →

We spent the New Year’s weekend in the beautiful Siem Reap in central Cambodia. The bus journey from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap was something different. If the bus is full you get a special plastic stool The journey took six hours, but thankfully the driver knew just how to entertain us. For the entire Read More →