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 can’t believe that we have been here for three months already. Time really flies by when you are enjoying yourself. We came across many wonderful things, and of course a few not quite so wonderful things, but in the end we came to the conclusion that we have fallen completely in love with Cambodia Read More →

Here they were, the most dreaded words for a serious arachnophobiac like myself. Tarantulas for breakfast-really??? What happened to fried eggs or toast with jam? I didn’t really know what to expect from the Cambodian food before we came here. All I knew was that Cambodians tend to eat everything that crawls – that includes 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 →

“Sou S’dei Bon Noel”, or ‘Hello Merry Christmas’ is the traditional seasonal greeting in Cambodia. To which the response has to be ‘Hello, Hello Merry Christmas’. Which always makes Chris laugh. Must be the sun. Anyway, hope you are having a great time back home. Seasons greetings to you all! 1. Chris’s Office Xmas Party Read More →

We’ve been working here in Cambodia for one month now and are very much enjoying our respective placements. Our roles are similar to what we used to do in the UK, but there are a few differences which might be worth pointing out. So below is a list comparing a typical work-day in the UK Read More →

We visited the infamous Tuol Sleng re-education camp and the Killing Fields at the weekend, which was a sad reminder of Cambodia’s tragic past. A word of warning, some of the photos below are very upsetting. 1. Independence Cambodia achieved independence from France in 1953. After a short period of relative peace, Cambodia found itself Read More →

Cambodia is the land of public holidays and we were lucky to have two major bank holidays in November. The perfect time to get to know local culture and history, and of course to explore a bit more of Cambodia by checking out the remote Bamboo Island. The 9th November marks the day when¬†Cambodia¬†gained independence Read More →