Practicalities

This is where we stash all of our practical blog posts that you need to know to get settled in as an expat in Cambodia, from house-hunting, learning Khmer, and how to get from here to there.

Phnom Penh villa

Understanding Phnom Penh property types

Cambodia’s capital city has more and more housing built every day, but most Phnom Penh real estate fall into one of six categories: Traditional Khmer houses, Khmer-style shophouses, renovated shophouses, Western apartments, full-service apartments, and freestanding villas. Traditional Khmer houses As … Continue reading

Giant Ibis bus

How to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (and vice versa)

These days, there are a couple of easy ways to go from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh including bus, boat, plane, taxi, and mini-bus. There are options to fit every budget, but some … Continue reading

Cambodia medical care

Why you need travel insurance in Cambodia and what to look for

Whether you’re a short-term expat or just visiting, having travel insurance in Cambodia is crucial. (Long-term expat? More info on health insurance here). If you’ve read my friend’s horror story, you’re probably already convinced. If not, read on. Here’s why … Continue reading