Tag Archives: Cambodia

A Super time in Southeast Asia!

Our Super Southeast Asia Global Fieldtrip night was another fantastic success!  We had about 40 guests who came out to share our adventures…the interesting thing was that again, it was a different mix of people.  We love sharing and making new friends! Some of our

Super Southeast Asia Night!

From one area of Asia to another – off we go to remember our time in Southeast Asia.  Specifically this Global Fieldtrip Night will share our photos and reflections from Thailand, Viet Nam and Cambodia. Come join us on Saturday, March 19th at 7:00pm. As always, everyone

Thank you Teacher for your Teaching!

As we’ve mentioned in our previous posts, Cambodia is a country still recovering from incredible devastation from their civil war.  As a result, the people do not have a solid infrastructure and do not have a stable public education system. Most children, especially in the

Things that go “boom” in the night…

Each day, many of us leave our homes to go to work or school, go for a walk in the park, and even go camping in the forests around our homes. Do any of us imagine that we won’t return home with all of our

Amazing Cambodian Dishes!

In our fantastic Cambodian cooking class, we had the chance to make some really tasty meals! My favourite dishes usually have noodles, so I chose to make fried noodles with beef so I know how to make it. I also love desserts, so we learned

A Fruit and a Root!

For our Cambodian cooking class, I chose mango salad and lotus root with pork. I picked the salad because I love mangoes and I picked lotus root with pork because it was different.  Success! Everything was delicious! Try these recipes to taste for yourself! For

Food glorious FOOD!!

What do Banana Flowers, Chicken and Bok Choy have in common? Not much!  However, you can use these ingredients to make a delicious Khmer meal! We usually try to take a cooking class in different countries we visit.  As part of our cooking class in Siem

Cooking the Khmer Way!

So here we are in Siem Reap and wanting to cook some of the local Khmer fare. We scoured the Internet and tourist areas for cooking schools and came up with Le Tigre de Papier.  What makes their cooking classes different is that they allow the

The Moment You Have All Been Waiting For…

For those of you who have read my other post on Apsara dancing, this is the moment you have all been waiting for… As another Backstreet Academy activity, we did Apsara dancing. We arrived at the Plateau association, where we would learn how to this

Our Cambodian Temple Run

Welcome to day two of our temple run! On this adventure, we explored other temples around Angkor Wat which were really interesting and beautiful. Ta Prohm One of the main features of the Ta Prohm temple are the trees which have grown and worked their

What’s a Wat?

Imagine a place frozen in time, with mysterious faces looking out at you from the rock. Sound creepy? What if you could find the most divine sculptures and bas relief carvings right out in the open, not behind glass, and could practically reach out and

A Night at the Cambodian Circus!

Cambodia is famous for their circus performers. It’s not the usual circus with animals and clowns – but rather more like Cirque de Soleil with acrobats and amazing use of the body. As Oliver mentioned in his Siem Reap post, this country is still recovering and

Asia’s Beautiful Flower

The lotus is an aquatic perennial that can be found throughout Asia. The seeds of the flower can last a long time – in some cases over 1000 years! We have seen this exquisite flower throughout our Asian explorations . The beautiful bloom is said

Fear Factor Cambodian Style!

What creeps, crawls and tastes delicious? Bugs of course! During the Cambodian civil war, there were food shortages and people were starving to death. Many were forced to look for alternative food sources like bugs in order to survive. The bugs were often eaten alive, because

A is for Apsara

I love dancing, learning new dances and trying new food. These are just a couple of reasons why I liked going to an Apsara dance performance and dinner. Apsara dancing is a traditional Cambodian style of dance.  When apsara dancers are on the stage, they