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Zino: All around the world

By: The Advisor Posted: April-25-2015 in
The Advisor

When French novelist, poet and playwright Jules Verne packed fictional adventurer Phileas Fogg off to circumnavigate the planet, it was to be a full 80 days before the rascal returned from his mission. Amateur!

Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay), Kep...Skip Sihanoukville and Visit Paradise for a Weekend

By: Amber Posted: April-22-2015 in

Most Tourists and even expats that I know head for Sihanoukville (Kampong Som) when they want to get away to the beach for the weekend. However, I find it too crowded, too noisy, and too full of obnoxious tourists

Rekindling the fire

By: Greta Kite-Gilmour Posted: April-19-2015 in
Greta Kite-Gilmour

At first glance, Lomorpich Rithy seems like your average uni kid. Casually dressed, well-spoken and congenial, she eagerly rattles off her latest projects with bubbly enthusiasm. Yet, as she further delves into her vision with a

Beachside oasis on the coast of Cambodia

By: Greta Kite-Gilmour Posted: April-11-2015 in
Greta Kite-Gilmour

Stepping through the enormous wooden gates into Knai Bang Chatt resort, visitors are instantly transported to an altogether different world. A winding stone pathway will guide you to the reception area, where upon your arrival you will be greeted by smiling, fully English-speaking staff, and presented with a cool washcloth and fresh

About great coffee and ghastly company

By: The Advisor Posted: March-19-2015 in
The Advisor

"Meet me at E&M Café in five minutes,” the high-pitched, brutish voice tells me. I hang up the phone and stare blankly over the rail of my balcony. I didn’t want to resort to such low methods. Indeed, this was the last course of action I was willing

Meat-eaters flock to the latest Aussie steak joint

By: The Advisor Posted: March-19-2015 in
The Advisor

One thing you can’t do with babies, you can’t give them steak” – Flavor Flav.

Given the sage words of Flavor Flav, it was just as well we didn’t have any babies in tow when we visited Black Salt, as steak is what they are fast becoming renowned for in this stylish little eatery.

POTW - Standard Renovated Apartment Near Riverside For Sale, 1Bedroom

By: POTW Editor Posted: February-16-2015 in
POTW Editor

Standard Renovated Apartment Near Riverside For Sale, 1Bedroom.

Whether you prefer a quiet stroll in the evenings or a world of nightlife options, this stylish new home will have you spoilt for choice. With a superior location near scenic Riverside, you will be at the heart of Phnom Penh’s fine dining and shopping district.

Cross-Cultural Dating

By: Vu Ha Kim Vy Posted: January-29-2015 in
Vu Ha Kim Vy

Having a relationship with someone from a different cultural background is fraught with difficulty.

Can love work between couples from different language backgrounds and different cultures? If I look at the family of my older sister and of my boss, I think it can. However, it’s never easy, and making it work is far more complicated than just overcoming the issues of language and culture. For, in reality, I know that my boss and my sister have had to accept more than just their partners’ cultural traits.

Hanoi by the Glass

By: Darren Gall Posted: January-24-2015 in
Darren Gall

“In a city one thousand years old, everyone is a visitor.”

I have been ‘dropping’ in to Hanoi for over a dozen years, for the past 9 months I have found myself a resident.

Hanoi has always intrigued me, drawn me, a visually beautiful city with a certain charm and character, it smiles at you through the cracks and exhibits style and elegance even amidst occasional chaos and degradation.

How to go with the Southeast Asian flow

By: The Advisor Posted: December-18-2014 in
The Advisor

The sonic vibrations of the tro rise and fall like the chests of entwined lovers. Strings sigh wistfully, their longing exhalations floating like warm breath on the air. Time slows, the atmosphere thickening into an insulating blanket of impossibly soft sound. Tiny eddies stir slowly in vast lakes of lilies, warm tropical water seeping between the toes of giggling children fishing for a free meal. Speed no longer exists. Tensions dissolve. Pressure is a quaint notion from the past.


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