This week’s photo of the week was taken at a tea plantation in the beautiful Cameron Highlands – Malaysia  

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 →

Now that we’re one month away from the end of our six-month overseas voluntary placements (in theory…) we’re beginning to wonder what we would miss about Cambodia if we returned to the UK. One strong contender would be the atmospheric shopping on markets, which is about as far away from a trip to Lidl’s as Read More →

In a failed attempt to escape the heat of Phnom Penh (it was equally hot in Ho Chi Minh City) we treated ourselves to a mini-break in Vietnam. A perfect opportunity to dust off all those Vietnam war film quotes from 1980s classics! There are so many things to do in Vietnam, but as our Read More →

Now that we are moving from the hot season to the very hot season, there seems to be an increasing number of little green intruders trying to squat in our apartment. Which would be fine but for the fact, like Englishmen on a Friday night, they seem to enjoy singing (or chirping) louder and louder Read More →

Most of our time is spent living in the relative comfort of the capital, Phnom Penh, but we are fortunate enough to spend time working in the field too. Below is a slightly random selection of photos from two provinces where we recently worked on various challenging issues.

As Europeans we are accustomed to a certain set of traffic rules. However attempting to adhere to these rules in Cambodia can be a dangerous matter, as there either don’t seem to be the same rules here or if there are, nobody cares much about them. In fact I have never even actually seen traffic 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 →