My 5: Cool Spots Around Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Naga Guesthouse Siem Reap Cambodia

1. Naga Guesthouse, November 2015. Searching for a cheap and cheerful place to stay during your visit to Siem Reap? Look no further than the thoroughly decent Naga Guesthouse at 243 Samdach Tep Vong Street. This is where I pitched up for a week’s stay when I first arrived in Siem Reap in late September […]

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My 5: Psar Leu Market – Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Psar Leu Market Siem Reap Cambodia

1. November 2015. Another Asian city, another colorful and frantic market from the Leighton Literature archives. Siem Reap has a ripe market scene, with most people heading for the Old Market right in the heart of town near Pub Street. But if you wanna strip back all the hassle from vendors and their vastly overpriced […]

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My 5: Bon Om Touk Water Festival – Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Bon Om Touk Water Festival Siem Reap Cambodia November 2015

1. November 2015. For the most part Siem Reap is a laid-back city, especially considering the number of tourists it draws in as the gateway to the nearby Angkor temples. Stay away from the frenetic Old Market and the irksome Pub Street and a pleasingly languid, feet-up vibe prevails. If you do want to experience […]

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My 5: Vitking House Restaurant – Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Entrance Vitking House Siem Reap Cambodia

1. November 2015. One of the great joys of daily Siem Reap life as an expat was the excellent cafe and restaurant scene. It didn’t take me long to settle into a routine, with wonderful breakfasts at La Kh’Mère Poulart and Black Sands Café, maybe some Mexican bites at Viva for weekend lunches. Cheap and delicious local dishes […]

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My 5: F.B. International School – Siem Reap, Cambodia.

FB International School Siem Reap Cambodia

1. November 2015. In the autumn of 2015 I flew to Cambodia to take up a teaching post in the city of Siem Reap. It’s safe to say I was more than a little wary of what awaited me, as the job posting had been nothing more than a Facebook ad, while the principal who’d […]

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My 5: Kampong Phluk, Cambodia.

Kampong Phluk floating village Siem Reap

1. November 2015. The fascinating floating village of Kampong Phluk lies deep in the countryside of Siem Reap province, just a few hours outside the city. A sprawling community of three thousand people, many are fishermen, while those living a little further out farm for a living. Taking a day tour through a city agency, […]

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