Storm hit central Kampot injuring six

Kampot Province –  A pregnant woman and six villagers were injured during a big rainstorm in Dang Tong District on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said on Wednesday. Pa Bunna, Districts’ Administration Director said the storm happened between 2 and 2:30 PM. Authorities tried to reach the victims of the natural disaster. Two communes of the district, Kcheay Khang Choeung and Tong, got the worse of the rain impact, destroying 20 houses and damaging 47, added Bunna.  Continue reading

The Occheuteal Pedestrian Beach opens

Sihanoukville – A kilometer pedestrian beach along Occheutel is the new feature in town this month. Works to complete it began early year and now it changes the face of the most popular beach in town. Continue reading

Sihanoukville heavy raining

The Oupram Street in front to Don Bosco Technical School as flooded.

I was complaining that this year the raining season was rather dry. Isolated rains in the country and some regions suffering from lack of water that affected the agriculture. Well, it seems that the skies were waiting my 40th birthday today, at least over the Sihanoukville´s firmament. It was 11:45 when the clouds gathered to whip with fast wins and thousands of litters of water the Cambodian sea port. As a result, the Don Bosco Technical School was flooded for its first time in history. There was nothing to regret, fortunately, out of mud to wash in the coming week. You can see my own pictures of the today´s heavy raining in Sihanoukville in this album.

Raining comes and tourists go

Foreign tourism got down this month in the main tourist spots of Cambodia like Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. It is already the low season, while hotels and restaurants look for local clients to continue their business. Continue reading

Cambodia under tha rain

Bayon under tha rain. Photo A. Rodas

Bayon under tha rain. Photo A. Rodas

We are already in the raining season in Cambodia. For those who relay in foreign tourism is a tragedy. For farmers it is a blessing. Things are related in the universe. The rain is the responsible that Cambodia produces a very good and strong rice, the one that would go to plates as far as Africa.

But Cambodia is also a water country. It is in the Khmer culture. Rivers, lakes, wells… are everywhere in the Cambodian views. Continue reading