Starting a new life in Cambodia as an expat can be a fantastic journey with all kinds of fun to be had. In the initial arrival period you will likely spend most of your time getting used to the culture, acclimatising to the weather and finding a nice place to call home...
Cebu. The island and the name brings up images of blue skies, roasted pork, friendly smiles and sweet mangoes. It’s not hard to see why many expats retire in the ‘Queen City’. Cebu and its surrounds offer a winning mix of island life and big city comfort, at prices that don’t break the bank. It’s this balance of having your French croissants and eating them on a hilltop too, that makes Cebu special..
Even 11 years ago, when I first arrived in the Cambodian beach town of Sihanoukville, everything I was looking for in an expat destination was here. Beautiful beaches with warm water and shaded, sandy coves. The costs were low (and still are) and the more people discover this once-hidden gem, the better it gets. I’m now spoiled for choice when it comes to dining out, with top-notch restaurants, bustling bars and quirky cafes to choose from...