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Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh has 3 main downtown markets that casual visitors are likely to come across; Psa, Thmei, Psa Chas and Psa Kandal – psa, (or Phsar), being, as you may have guessed the Khmer word for market thus translating as New Market, Old Market and Central Market. A 4th, slightly out of the town centre but very popular…

Delighted to welcome Jean-Francois, (Jeff), Perigois to our team for the upcoming 2014/15 high season. A superb travel photographer and long term Phnom Penh resident and with his  vast local knowledge and boundless enthusiasm Jeff seemed to us the ideal person to lead our photography tour groups around the country he loves. We’ve continued our successful Images of Burma, photography…

Came across this ruined temple whilst poking around in some villages outside of Siem Reap recently: even the locals didn’t have a name for it and though these days the few remaining stones scattered across the grounds of a contemporary Buddhist wat don’t really merit the term ‘temple’ it’s interesting to think that even these meager remains once constituted what…

Once again perfect weather for this ‘rainy season’ tour of Cambodia – clear blue, dust-free skies providing some great landscape views, enough fluffy white clouds about for pretty photos and the occasional evening shower to cool things down. As with our recent Burma tour the relative lack of crowds was also a big plus – particularly at the popular sites…

Koh Tonsai or Rabbit Island lies just off the coast from Kep in the province of the same name – a 3hr drive or so from Phnom Penh. Formerly known as Kep-sur-mer, the popular and fashionable pre-Khmer Rouge seaside resort is currently experiencing something of a renaissance. (Firstly, there aren’t really any rabbits whatsoever on the island but supposedly the…