Happy Khmer New Year!

Cambodian Culture, Living in Phnom Penh

April 14-16. This is a three day celebration that marks the end of the harvest and the New Year according to the Cambodian Lunar calendar. A very festive occassion in most Cambodian houses and they also get to have a week holiday so they really throw themselves into the festivities. This is the first time […]

April 20, 2009

Basic Khmer Language for the Traveler

Khmer Language, Living in Phnom Penh

The Khmer (or Cambodian) language is the official language of Cambodia and it is spoken by majority of Khmers. Though English is fast becoming the second language specially of younger Khmers, it is still great if those taking Cambodia vacations know a little of Khmer. It’s a great help in learning and gaining more understanding […]

March 23, 2009

Adjusting to Living in Cambodia

Living in Phnom Penh

Moving to a new country requires one to undergo a lot of changes and adjust to it. Living here in Cambodia was not easy at first but we (daughter and me :P)  managed to adapt well. Looking back, the changes and challenges we have experienced really put a toll on me both physically and emotionally […]

February 19, 2009

Moving around Phnom Penh…

Living in Phnom Penh

This year my husband and I have decided to buy a new car. For one thing, it’s a necessity here in Phnom Penh. Getting around here is not as easy as in Manila where public transportation is always readily available. There we could easily hail a jeepney, a bus, a taxi or you can get […]

January 2, 2009

Our Dream Real Estate Buy..

Living in Phnom Penh

Here’s another living in Phnom Penh post.. One of the things I have noticed here in Cambodia particularly here in Phnom Penh right now is that almost all blocks have an ongoing building construction. This city is really undergoing a rapid transformation. Places I’ve been to four years ago I could hardly recognize. Malls, banks, […]

November 22, 2008