Cambodia, Cambodia Travels

NYTimes: 36 Hours in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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….

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In Cambodia, Along the Path to Something Profound

New York Times: by Karen Coates
karencoatesI 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.

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NY Times Review: In ‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten,’ Cambodia’s Lost Generation of Pop Stars

cambodian-videoSixteenByNine540-v2NY Times Review: In ‘Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten,’ Cambodia’s Lost Generation of Pop Stars

“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.

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