Can the Hollywood star’s Khmer-language film – with an all-Cambodian cast and crew – help a nation to confront the horrors of its past? Read More >>
BY Anne Field For Forbes
You can call it the Airbnb of unusual travel experiences. But that wouldn’t really do this social enterprise justice.
Backstreet Academy is a one-year-old peer-to-peer online platform through which tourists visiting Asia can sign up for experiences unique to that locale, activities the usual sightseer wouldn’t take part in. (Examples: cooking tarantulas, which apparently is a big thing in Cambodia; fishing on the Mekong; wood carving in Kathmandu; wine-making in Laos.)
New York Times: 36 Hours in Siem Reap, Cambodia
A decade ago Siem Reap was the place where you stayed, ate and grabbed a beer or two between explorations of Cambodia’s 12th-century temple complex Angkor Wat. Now the city that Angkor made is something of a destination itself, luring visitors with a lively and varied dining scene, stylish hotels, genial residents and a laid-back river town ambience. read more….
By DENIS D. GRAY April 11, 2015 10:35 AM
PARIS (AP) — Twelve helicopters, bristling with guns and U.S. Marines, breached the morning horizon and began a daring descent toward Cambodia’s besieged capital. Residents believed the Americans were rushing in to save them, but at the U.S. Embassy, in a bleeding city about to die, the ambassador wept.
17 May 2015
In the villages of Kandal province, instead of bright, bouncing children, Dr Charles found many were small and weak with slow mental development. read more….
New York Times: by Karen Coates
I tiptoed across the wood planks of a wobbly orange boat heading from the riverside town Kampot to the Gulf of Thailand. I burned my bare feet on the shiny outdoor tiles surrounding a Buddhist stupa at Udong, the old capital of Cambodia. Across the country, at the 11th-century ruins of Phnom Banan, I spelunked through deep, damp caverns steeped in legends of magic and superstition.
“Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten,” a moving and informative documentary by John Pirozzi, takes its name from a hit song of the 1960s. The title may not ring a bell among Western audiences, though the tune itself might carry a sonic reminder of that era. Like almost all the music heard in the film, it was a product of the vibrant pop music scene that flourished in Cambodia during the ill-fated reign of Prince Norodom Sihanouk.
30 books everyone should read before turning 30. I may be biased because my book is on this list… Still, it’s a great list with many great books I’ve read and loved.
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