Cambodia in Brief
A Quick Guide to Siem Reap

A Quick Guide to Siem Reap In the mornings Siem Reap is very quiet, with the majority of its guests being away exploring the temples of Angkor Archaeological Park. It’s the perfect time to visit the Old Market or to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. In the afternoons and evenings the city is buzzing with activity. [...]

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Cambodia in Brief
A Quick Guide to Phnom Penh

A Quick Guide to Phnom Penh In early 1960’s Phnom Penh was known as “Paris of the East”, and you still can find remains of the old glory in wide boulevards lined with French colonial buildings. Some travellers make the mistake of skipping the Cambodian capital in favour of ancient temples of Siem Reap and [...]

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Vietnamese New Year and the Lunar Calendar

Tet and the Vietnamese Zodiac System The Vietnamese can be a superstitious bunch. Many of them believe in an elaborate and complex Zodiac system made up of animal signs, Ying and Yang symbols, Earthly Elements and celestial symbols that depend on the year, month, day, hour and even century that you were born. This complex […]

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Vietnamese New Year Food

  Vietnamese New Years or Tết is a week long festival of family fun, worship, renewal and of course feasting. Vietnamese New Year Food forms a huge part of the festival. Everyday Vietnamese food is prepared from ingredients bought fresh from the market everyday. During Tết the markets are closed and fresh herbs and meat […]

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Travelling in Vietnam During Tet

Tips for what to see and do Travelling in Vietnam During Tết can be tricky and even a little frustrating. Getting around is more difficult, shops are shut and people behave a little differently. It isn’t all negative though. There’s flower blossom lined streets, fireworks, plenty of sweet treats and plenty of rice wine. Get […]

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What is Tết or Vietnamese New Year? A quick introduction

What is Tết or Vietnamese New Year? Tết is the Vietnamese name for the lunar New Year. Vietnam’s holidays and festivals work according to a lunar calendar.  This means instead of celebrating New Year Day on the 1st January they celebrate it sometime between late January and mid February. Tết is more than just a […]

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Mid Autumn Festival in Vietnam

Everything you need to know Autumn is here. If you’re lucky enough to be in Vietnam that means the temperature will start getting more comfortable, Mooncake stands will start popping up all over town and dragons with drums will start roaming the streets. All the colour, sound and commotion means one thing. It’s time for […]

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Cambodia in Brief
A Quick Guide to Sihanoukville

A Quick Guide to Sihanoukville Established in 1955 Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s youngest city and one of its fastest growing. It is a busy seaside resort with many hotels, beaches and great night life. Sihanoukville can be reached by bus from Phnom Penh (about 5 hours drive). It also has an airport with direct flights from [...]

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Cambodia in Brief
A Quick Guide to Kampot

A Quick Guide to Kampot Kampot is a small town in south east Cambodia. During the French rule it became the country’s major port and trade centre. Nowadays it’s a sleepy town with wide streets lined up with colourful colonial buildings. A perfect place to escape the buzz of big cities and enjoy slow life [...]

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Cambodia in Brief
A Quick Guide to Kep

A Quick Guide to Kep Kep is an ideal place to escape from crowds that are slowly taking over Cambodian beaches. Catering for more upmarket clients than Sihanoukville, Kep offers clean beaches, great food and clear waters – things necessary for peaceful relaxation. What to do and see in Kep Eat at the Crab Market [...]

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