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...
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...
A cool ocean breeze on white-sand beaches…crimson sunsets and unspoiled islands… If you visited Cambodia’s southwestern coast in the 1960s you would have savoured those things and—if you knew the right people—you could have attended glitzy parties, sipped champagne and maybe even mingled with royalty and Hollywood stars...