Allison Jane Smith is a freelance writer and communications professional in Cambodia. She has worked with the Samara Centre for Democracy, Public Policy Forum, Future Forum Asia, and Oxfam Canada. Previously, she was the communications director for OIC: The Cambodia Project. She has written for The Phnom Penh Post, Salon, and The Washington Post. She currently lives in Phnom Penh, but once enjoyed the simple pleasures of Battambang living. You can subscribe to her newsletter on her website.
So you came to Battambang for work or maybe because you were visiting and got stuck (it’s been known to happen). Now you need to feed yourself. In Battambang, there aren’t many grocery stores or supermarkets like at home or in Phnom … Continue reading →
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 →
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 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 →