Author Archives: Allison Jane Smith

About Allison Jane Smith

Allison Jane Smith is a freelance writer and communications professional. She is the Editor-in-Chief of whydev.org and a contributor to Beacon. She currently lives in Battambang, where she drinks a lot of coconut water and even more iced coffee. For more Allison, follow her on Twitter.

How to get from Battambang to Phnom Penh (and vice-versa)

Battambang is about 180 miles (290 kilometers) away from Phnom Penh, a distance that can take you anywhere between four to seven hours to travel, depending on traffic, flooding, and how you choose to go. Here are our picks for … Continue reading

How to find housing in Battambang

So you’ve decided to move to Battambang. Welcome! Be warned it may require patience to find a home that will suit your needs, as the best places tend to be passed from expat to expat like family heirlooms. That said, there … Continue reading

Five reasons to visit Battambang now

Five hours from Phnom Penh, Battambang often loses to Kep and Kampot for those who want a relaxed getaway, and to Siem Reap and Sihanoukville for those who want a more exciting vacation. While it’s true that Battambang doesn’t have the … Continue reading