Books about Cambodia!

Lonely Planet’s rather excellent pocket guide to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat (along with lots more surrounding temples), the ‘on the ground’ information-packed Essential Siem Reap, and a Khmer phrasebook, which might come in useful!

Rocky Road


  • 130g unsalted butter
  • 200g chopped milk chocolate
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 200g Digestive biscuits
  • 150g Smarties, or similar


  • Put butter, chocolate and golden syrup into a microwaveable bowl, then microwave on full for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Repeat in 10-15 second bursts until you’ve got a smooth mixture.
  • Crush the biscuits and smarties (easiest way to crush the smarties is to to them in a jug, and hit them with the end of a rolling pin)
  • Add the biscuit/smarties mixture to the chocolate and stir until everything’s covered in chocolate,
  • Pour into a 20cm square dish, and flatten
  • Put in fridge for 2 hours, take it out, cut and dust with icing sugar.

You can add marshmallows and/or raisins if that’s your kind of thing!

Cambodia 2019

I’ve decided to volunteer with The Mighty Roar in Cambodia next summer. I love Book Bus – it’s a great charity, brilliant organisation and wonderful people – but I want a change, and to see how another organisation does things. More to follow! 🙂