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Responsible Tourism in Cambodia: A Khmer meal that gives back in the heart of Phnom Penh

Responsible Tourism in Cambodia: A Khmer meal that gives back in the heart of Phnom Penh

Urban Adventures’ Phnom Penh Secrets tour begins with an enlightening morning learning about the Khmer Rouge at S21 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Killing Field. After such a humbling experience, it was soothing to enter the lush gardens of Romdeng. We’d faced the worst of humanity–and now we had...
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The complete guide to: Phnom Penh travel

The complete guide to: Phnom Penh travel

Once considered the “Pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh (ភ្នំ ពេញ) fell victim to war and upheaval. But today, the city has revived itself with intriguing markets, a charming café culture, and a delicious food scene. If you’re travelling to Cambodia’s capital, this guide will give you everything you need to know about getting...
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24 hours in: Phnom Penh

24 hours in: Phnom Penh

It sounds like a quiz question: “What capital city has streets named after Charles De Gaulle, Mao Tse Tung, Tito, Pasteur, and Jawaharlal Nehru?” If our headline didn’t give it away, it’s Phnom Penh. In this city, which walks in the present while surrounded by shadows of the past, you’ll find...
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A former Khmer Buddhist monk shares his love of Angkor Wat

A former Khmer Buddhist monk shares his love of Angkor Wat

A million-watt smile lights the way as we drive along the dusty roads from Siem Reap to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. The warm smile belongs to our Urban Adventures Khmer guide, Kim Khemara, whose personality is equally as vibrant. He tells us that his name, Khemera,...
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TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

The TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ is the equivalent of receiving a gold star on your homework from your favourite teacher after weeks of study. Or the ‘MVP’ award from your respected football coach after months of training. Or finally collecting the honourable Eagle Scout badge after years of orienteering. A...
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Why we must visit Cambodia’s Killing Fields and S21

Why we must visit Cambodia’s Killing Fields and S21

Phnom Penh’s Killing Fields is the most terrible place I’ve been in all my travels. Which is why I think everyone should go. I admittedly say this without having been to Auschwitz in Poland or the genocide memorials of Rwanda — places of equal shock and horror. But I trust...
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Building safe cities for women

Building safe cities for women

Photos by Stephanie Simcox ActionAid Australia is a global justice organisation working to empower women to fight injustice and claim their human rights. In 2015, ActionAid launched its Safe Cities for Women campaign, calling for cities in which women can move about freely and access essential public services like transport,...
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The complete guide to: Siem Reap travel

The complete guide to: Siem Reap travel

Travelling to Cambodia and checking out the sights in Siem Reap? This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting Siem Reap, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Siem Reap-themed books you should read before you go, to the cool local spots you...
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How To Be A Savvy Street Food Eater

How To Be A Savvy Street Food Eater

On the road and want to find the best street noms, but are worried you might mess it up? Here are some things to keep in mind when eating on the street, wherever you are! 1. A lineup is a good thing Sure, it sucks to wait in line, but...
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Food Friday: Cambodian Cuisine

Food Friday: Cambodian Cuisine

Cambodian food has been played down in guidebooks, and is not as widely recognised in travel circles as the food from neighbouring countries like Thailand and Vietnam. We can all wax on about Thai green curry, pad Thai, and pho, but what about Cambodian treats? Anyone? In our opinion, it’s...
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