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: Coconut Beach – Koh Rong, Cambodia.

Coconut Beach Koh Rong Cambodia

1. December 2015. It had been a tough slog of a hike over from neighboring Nature Beach in roasting afternoon temperatures, but finally the dense jungle trail brought us out into an opening to the entrance path that leads down to Coconut Beach. 2. December 2015. My initial thought upon entering Coconut Beach was that […]

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My 5: Hiking from Nature Beach to Coconut Beach – Koh Rong, Cambodia.

Hike from Nature Beach to Coconut Beach Koh Rong Cambodia

1. December 2015. After a day lazing about on Koh Rong’s sleepy Nature Beach, Wonderboy and I decided to hike over to the island’s neighboring Coconut Beach which, we were told, is one of the island’s most impressive stretches of sand and home to a stunning bay of aquamarine water. 2. December 2015. The wild, […]

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My 5: Nature Beach – Koh Rong, Cambodia.

Nature Beach Koh Rong Cambodia

1. December 2015. I think Wonderboy and I knew we’d made the right decision as soon as we stepped off our boat onto Koh Rong’s Nature Beach. Clear water… a modest but largely empty stretch of sand… a visible range of clientele that could be counted on one hand… this was exactly what we’d been […]

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