Blogging from the Wild

Demining Cambodia, one rat at a time

Meet the "Hero Rats" that are helping to demine Cambodia's landscape by 2025.

Off the Beaten Path in Siem Reap

While Founder Jonny Bealby has been working in our Cambodia office, he's discovered the best off-the-beaten-path activities for the ever-popular tourist destination of Siem Reap.

An Elephant in Cambodia: Sambo's Survival

It seems apropos that as the Disney remake of “Dumbo” tops the U.S. box office charts, I stand in a Cambodian jungle watching another famous elephant soak her callused and abscessed feet in salt water.

Upscale shopping in Siem Reap — Kandal Village

Siem Reap’s old French quarter is on its way to becoming one of the city’s fastest growing districts. Now known as Kandal Village, it's home to newly opened shops, cafes and eateries expanding the idea of what it means to be downtown Siem Reap.

Hotel Review: Knai Bang Chatt

Under French rule, Kep – known at the time as Kep-Sur-Mer – was Cambodia’s most prestigious beach town. Established in 1908 it became a thriving resort for the French and following independence, for the Cambodian elite, right up to the 1970s. Although the beach is nothing much to shout about, certai…

Cambodia Part Three: Kep and the South

Wild Frontiers offers a number of  Cambodia holidays. Founder Jonny Bealby is currently recceing in Cambodia.   Under French rule, Kep – known at the time as Kep-Sur-Mer – was Cambodia’s most prestigious beach town. Established in 1908 it became a thriving resort for the French and following ind…

Cambodia Part Two: In Phnom Penh: Enjoying the food, surprised by the cars

Wild Frontiers offers a number of  Cambodia holidays. Founder Jonny Bealby is currently recceing in Cambodia.   If cars are one way to tell the economic trajectory of a country, Cambodia is on the up. Rarely, if ever, have I seen so many Range Rovers in such a small area as I saw today in Phn…

Cambodia Part One: Temples, Jungles and a Giant Stone Elephant

Wild Frontiers offers a number of  Cambodia holidays. Founder Jonny Bealby is currently recceing in Cambodia. In Siem Reap we hit the ground running. With under a week in Cambodia to zip around the country making a promotional video, there was no time to lose and within two hours of touch down…

All Aboard the Bamboo Train!

Battambang’s a great slice of provincial Cambodia. One of those places where you can fill a day with lots of attraction-ettes – both cultural and culinary! Tucked away down French colonial streets set around an art deco style market we found the best noodle soup – and Jaan Bai, a new training restau…

Clambering around Cambodia’s hidden temples

The Angkorian ‘jungle temple’ of Ta Prohm never fails to excite. Arriving at daybreak is one of those special Cambodian moments; parakeets lead the dawn chorus as gentle sunlight flickers through the jungle striking the violent tangle of tree roots and thousand year old stones.   However the tarmac …

Elephants, Dolphins and pink custard – Welcome to Cambodia’s wild east!

After colonial decadence and fusion food in Phnom Penh it was nice to be encircled by forests sampling curiously pink custard in Cambodia’s far east! That’s not to say we weren’t grateful for cocktails at the Foreign Correspondents Club - but to get beneath the skin of a country you need to leave th…

Go to Kep; It is a hidden gem

I have always wanted to visit Kep, as I had heard so much about it from my work colleagues. I was only there for a couple of days, and I loved it. I think every visit to Cambodia should include a stop in Kep, and I’ll definitely be recommending it to my clients. The relaxed sleepy town of Kep is lo…

There's so much to see in Cambodia!

Flocks of tourists visit Cambodia every year to Angkor Wat; the famous temple is one of many within the Angkor Archaeological Park. You will never forget the first time you see it. It’s truly spectacular as it’s on such a grand scale. When I travelled in Cambodia I spent three days visiting the temp…

Enjoying the Cambodia good life!

Today was the windiest day I've ever experienced here in SE Asia. Hmmmm, not good for the ferry…  Upon boarding the sea was a meter high, so I took my normal precaution and sat by the door with lifejacket at the ready! It was the worst, roughest boat journey I've ever taken and the whole ferry was b…

On the road in Cambodia

I jumped out of bed at 7am and by 8am I was rattling out of Sihanoukville on an old local bus. After 2 hours of rural Cambodian vistas filled with free range buffalo, skinny white cows, dogs and waving children I reached the lovely colonial town of Kampot. The rice paddies all around had changed fro…

Reccying Western Cambodia

I was up early again checking hotels and guesthouses to the north, which involved marching up the beach and getting incredibly sweaty. After a quick shower I hop on my moped to explore the local town of Duong Dong.  What a revelation! Duong Dong is a pretty fishing port and a typical small Vietnames…

Lounging on a Cambodian beach

So here I am in Sihanoukville, Cambodia after two tours in a month running through Lao, Cambodia and Myanmar. I've seen Hilary Clinton exit her plane in Yangon from up close [a historic moment], met a mustachio brother at an NLD celebration [how cool it is to see NLD supporters allowed to hold pu…

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