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Travel Report: Where to Eat and Drink, Kampot.

Where to Eat and Drink, Kampot. August 2020. Following individual articles on Tertulia Restaurant, Bookish Bazaar, Cafe Espresso and Hotel Old Cinema, here’s my bumper roundup of all the other food and drink spots we visited during our two month stay in the Cambodian city of Kampot. There are countless coffee joints in Kampot. But […]

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Travel Report: Hotel Old Cinema, Kampot.

Hotel Old Cinema, Kampot. August 2020. Of all the places Sladja and I dined at during our time in Kampot, nowhere could match the charm and atmosphere of Hotel Old Cinema. Dating back to the 1930s, the building began life as a Chinese theatre called Maison de theatre le grandeur. During its golden years, they put on […]

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Travel Report: Bookish Bazaar, Kampot.

Bookish Bazaar, Kampot. August 2020. There’s a well-worn saying about sleepy towns that goes something like: “It’s small and relaxed, but has everything you need”. Unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to the charming Cambodian outpost of Kampot. In fact, one of the things that struck me during our two month stay is how, if we lived here, […]

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Travel Report: Cafe Espresso, Kampot.

Cafe Espresso, Kampot. August 2020. During our first weeks in Kampot, Sladja and I spent a good chunk of time exploring the local coffee scene. Before long, there was a name that kept cropping up again and again. In online comment threads, through face to face recommendations and in overheard snippets of conversations, it swiftly […]

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Travel Report: Tertulia Restaurant, Kampot.

Tertulia Restaurant, Kampot. July 2020. It was our first night in the Cambodian city of Kampot and Sladja and I were strolling though the old town. Following the success of our guide on Where to Eat and Drink in Siem Reap, we couldn’t help but wonder if Kampot’s culinary landscape would hold its own. As […]

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Travel Report: Zaragoza, Spain.

Zaragoza, Spain. Cover photo courtesy of Gregorio Puga Bailón. September 2015. I remember waking up in my Zaragoza guesthouse feeling absolutely knackered. This was no surprise when I consider the weeks leading up to my arrival. Having finished my summer teaching contract in the coastal town of Castro Urdiales, I’d set off on a trip across […]

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Travel Report: Pamplona, Spain.

Pamplona, Spain. Cover photo courtesy of Eaeaea. August 2015. Back in my early to mid twenties, in the days before I became an addicted blogger, I used to read a lot. Over time, I fell for a number of novelists whose works I read religiously, including Donna Tartt, David Sedaris, Khaled Hosseini and Ben Elton. Eventually, I […]

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Travel Report: San Sebastian, Spain.

San Sebastian, Spain. August 2015. Everybody and their dogs had told me how I’d be mad to leave San Sebastian out of my trip across Northern Spain. After all, this was supposed to be one of the world’s most stunning coastal cities. Known in its native Basque language as Donostia, this petite city also has a reputation […]

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