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Travel Asia – Page 4 – a la carte
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BACK TO BATTAMBANG

A Touch of Asia recently visited charming Battambang as part of an inspection trip. As on previous visits we were enchanted by the slow-paced small town, easy access to friendly villages and the well-preserved colonial architecture. Battambang is a logical third destination after Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The three locations are on three points

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MEAK BOCHEA DAY

Today sees a full moon, Valentine’s Day and Meak Bochea: an important date in the Buddhist calendar. Full moon days are always revered in Buddhism and Meak Bochea commemorates the day Buddha predicted and announced the date he would attain enlightenment and enter into nirvana. Devout Buddhists will head to their local pagoda for merit

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COOKING UP A TREAT

A new cookery class has just started in Phnom Penh. A Touch of Asia popped along to give it a try this week. La Table Khmere has expanded its restaurant to double the previous size and has made a purpose-built room for cooking classes. The design is just perfect for working and sound proofing from

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NITA BY VO

A Touch of Asia were hosted recently by the newly opened Siem Reap boutique hotel, Nita by Vo. We have heard many times about supposed 5 star boutiques so were a little cautious before visiting. We left with a very favourable opinion after having spent 2 nights there… The 16 stylish rooms are bright and

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THE SLOW BOAT TO BATTAMBANG

Lonely Planet described the journey from Siem Reap to Battambang as ‘Cambodia’s most memorable boat trip’ and we would have to agree. Yes, it’s long but also incredibly scenic as we saw last week by testing the services. Starting from Siem Reap the boat passes floating villages, Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary (where a short visit can be arranged), edging

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