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phnom penh : Bruce Peck Adventures

Cambodia in Pictures

Our pictures from Cambodia:  Read More

The Hunt For Pencil Shavings

Our friend Brendan, while visiting us on the road in Siem Reap, Cambodia, was interested in visiting art galleries between temple hopping at Angkor Wat. He didn’t need to twist my arm but I was only window shopping (traveling for a year has its limits sadly!). We stopped at a funky hotel for a bite in their loungy art gallery that had works by several artists. I fell in love with larger than life pieces by Chan Dany. The mosaic-looking pieces were... Read More

No Dogs, No Smoking, No Grenades

There are a lot of “don’ts” in this world. The American equivalent of “No shirts, no shoes, no service” seems to vary from country to country. In Southeast Asia, the regulation of durian, a very smelly but popular fruit to locals, is about on par with smoking in the states. Instead, of the ubiquitous “no smoking” signs, we see “no durian” signs with the fruit crossed out the same way. But today... Read More