A tour company with a difference!

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Well – many differences actually! But I’d just like to share the news about our new tour office here in Siem Reap.

Peace of Angkor Cafe Bar Siem Reap Cambodia

Travellers in Siem Reap enjoying refreshments and swapping tales!

Not only is it the admin hub for tour planning and operations, our forward-thinking owner Dave Perkes has created what must be Cambodia’s first travel office combined with a cafe bar!

Now travellers can just call in, find out about information on travelling in Cambodia, photography or maybe even book on one of our tours!

Here’s what the ‘Canby Publications’ Siem Reap Angkor Visitors Guide’ has to say:

Created by travellers for travellers, Peace of Angkor café bar is a cool and airy meeting place, where you can research, plan and select places to visit, while enjoying a hot or cold drink or a snack.

The café bar also has local and national tour and destination advice for solo travellers, couples or groups. The owner is a renowned location photographer, who is always ready for an exchange of ideas or discussion on any aspect of photography.

Open from 9am to 10pm every day, it’s an excellent venue – the photo gallery alone is well worth the visit. Situated on Street 20, off Wat Bo Road , next to the New Apsara Supermarket.


So, while you’re in Siem Reap – please call in and see us!


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Video Trials

Saturday 24 April 2010

While we’re having a week of testing, analysis and feedback – I thought I’d try my hand at movie-making! I’ll be adding these into our main website www.peaceofangkor.com at some point in the future.

The movies have been shot on a small Cannon Ixus 70 photo camera and edited in Microsoft Moviemaker.

Movie editing isn’t really our scene (yet!!) – we’re best at still photography and operating tours .

So – please have a look at the movies and if you have time – we’d be really grateful for some feedback – good or bad.

I guess my concern is that a bad movie is worse than no movie on a website. Or do these ‘amateur’ movies really capture things in a more natural sense? Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks!

Wozzer

Village Market:

Bamboo Train:

On the Tonle Sap:

Su’sday Ch’nam Tamai

Thursday 15 April 2010

…which is ‘Happy New Year’ here in Cambodia!

Peace of Angkor staff Siem Reap Cambodia

Savy - preparing the traditional New Year offering to the gods. (Didn't realise he drank Sprite though!)

And the Khmers don’t do things by half – it’s a three-days event during this week. Officially 14 – 16 April, many people take the week off – to go back to their ‘homeland’. I love that term – it really means the town, village or province in Cambodia that they come from.

So a bit like Xmas for us westerners. They get together with their families to eat, drink and party! It’s made things a bit quieter here in Siem Reap, as many people have left for their homeland. Not so for us foreigners though – I  have to work. Still I’m glad to cover for our Khmer staff here at Peace of Angkor.

So it’s Susdey Ch’nam Tamai to our staff here, Khmer friends in Cambodia and our readers everywhere!

By Wozzer

Seems everyone’s doing it now!

Thursday 15 April 2010

Well, when I say everyone – I obviously mean not me!

But here I am, I’ve had a quick 5 minutes look at the wordpress user guide – and I’m all set.

Better introduce myself. I’m Warren, but better known as Wozzer. I work alongside Doun Raden (better known as Den) – and we both report to the boss here – Dave Perkes (better known as The Boss). I look after marketing, sales and development. Den is in charge of the office and tour administration.

Here at Peace of Angkor Tours, we’re all enthusiastic about what we do and how we do it. We’ll keep posts on this blog relevant to things that go on in and around Siem Reap and Cambodia in general. I’ll probably write a fair bit of irrelevant stuff too!

If you’ve been on tour with us – you’ll know just how good we are! Feel free to keep in touch with us on here. Email me some of your photos, and I’ll add some onto this blog. (Or is it into this blog?)

If you’re thinking of coming on tour with us – for a day, a week or more – and have any questions, email me:  warren [at] peaceofangkor [dot] com If relevant, I’ll try and add the question and my answer on here – for the good of all, so to speak.

Dave, Den and I will post notes, articles, anecdotes and musings on here. We’d all welcome your feedback and ideas for articles.

By Wozzer

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