Is a VISA mandatory for entry to Cambodia?

Yes, whether you intend to stay for just a few hours or for several weeks, you must be in possession of a VISA to enter Cambodia.

A visa: a mandatory requirement when visiting Cambodia

In addition to mandatory status, there are different kinds of visa covering all the different reasons for travel to the country. There are 5 kinds of visa available, namely: Continue reading →

The Mekong Express Limousine Bus company provides bus travel between the two principal towns of Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siem Reap) as well as to Hô Chi Minh City, the capital of Vietnam.

The journey between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (a distance of 314km) takes, in theory, 6 hours but it is more often 7 or 8 hours because of the state of the roads and the traffic. A stop of about 30 minutes is made at the half way point to allow you to freshen up. When you arrive at the bus, you will receive a bottle of water and a snack. The overall general condition of the Mekong Express Limousine Bus company’s vehicles is fairly good and indeed the comfort is acceptable (toilets, air conditioning, television). Nevertheless, the word « Limousine », which is included in the name of the company is not really the most appropriate word. Continue reading →

Who doesn’t have the image of Grace Kelly in their mind, her face lit up with one of her legendary silk scarves ? This accessory, inseparable from big names in fashion and the 7th Art (cinema), has seduced generations without aging at all. Men and women have grabbed and embraced it, according to the dress codes of different eras. Whether a luxurious adornment, religious symbol, or functional accessory, the scarf has a rich biography linked to the vicissitudes of history.

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Men’s scarves, these dreaded accessories long considered too preppy, are becoming trendy again this year. The way you wear the scarf adds to its casual or dressy elegance. Solid or print, silk, cotton, or linen, a scarf is just as appropriate for the ordinary man as for the stars, whether he has a “casual chic” or neo-dandy style.

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Cotton is a hard-wearing fabric and it doesn’t matter if it gets wet, so a cotton scarf is really easy to look after. However, some dyes are less resistant to repeated washing. To keep your scarf looking good and feeling soft there are a few precautions that should be borne in mind. A scarf may need slightly gentler treatment than regular household linens to guarantee maximum protection for an accessory that you will want to wear for as long as possible.

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Considered a purely utilitarian accessory during certain time periods, the scarf holds an important place in today’s fashion : this small bit of silky or cottony fabric can transform an ordinary outfit into a sophisticated ensemble. It is important to choose this touch of elegance well to avoid making a fashion faux pas. But there are so many models, types, colors and materials, how do you choose the right one ? Continue reading →

Although basic English is understood in the cities in Cambodia, and older generations learned French at school (and still master the language of Molière), it is important to speak a few words of Khmer to engage with the Cambodian people and thereby make the most of your stay. Continue reading →

When to visit Cambodia ?

There are two distinct seasons in Cambodia:

– A dry season, which lasts from November to April, with temperatures between 25 and 30°C
– A rainy season, which lasts from November to October with temperatures between 30 and 35°C Continue reading →