Phnom Penh Archive

Magic Travel Blog – Trip Update 4

Priorities are a funny business. They are often so muddled and difficult to sort out. But then, once in a while, something cuts through it all and your priorities become clear. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Trip update 3 left off with us in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We had just just decided to break

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Magic Travel Blog – Trip Update 3

Time for Magic Travel Blog’s Trip Update 3! It has been about seven weeks since we last did an update. We wrote this post eight months after we left Perth on 1st November 2011. It is hard to believe we have been travelling for so long. Our first trip update covered our travels through

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Ever Wanted To Be Famous? Try Cambodia!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be famous? Having strangers know who you are. Being approached in the street by people wanting to talk to you. I’m sure most of us have wondered what it would be like at some point. After 9 weeks travelling around Cambodia I feel like I’ve had

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How To Get From Phnom Penh To Sihanoukville Easily

It was time to leave Phnom Penh for Sihanoukville. We needed to leave the capital city of Cambodia and head to the small ocean side town near(ish) the border of Vietnam. We were very happy. It had been a long time since we had seen the ocean. The day before our intended departure, we

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Five Things To Do In Phnom Penh

1) Experience Absinthe at the L’Absinthe Bar Absinthe is a drink that everyone has heard of but most have never tried. It’s an exceptionally strong spirit flavoured with anise, fennel and wormwood. It’s legal status in some countries ensures that it remains a historical curiosity unavailable to many. Here in Phnom Penh there are

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North Korean Pyongyang Restaurant In Phnom Penh Cambodia

We have read numerous articles about the North Korean Restaurant – Pyongyang. These restaurants can be found in a handful of locations around the world providing delicious North Korean delicacies. We had assumed based on what we had read that it would be quite a sterile environment with beautiful but standoffish North Korean waitresses

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The Killing Fields & S21

Cambodia has a fairly grim past. The former French protectorate really didn’t catch a break throughout the entirety of the second half of the 20th century. A military coup, decades of civil war, large scale bombing, invasion and genocide. Despite everything that occurred, easily the most famous period of Cambodia’s history is 1975 –

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