Tag Archives: Siem Reap

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

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

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

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

Siem Reap – More than just Temples!

It may sound weird, but nine months into our RTW trip and we are running out of time! After an “unplanned extension” in Hoi An, Vietnam, we actually discussed whether to visit Cambodia, or to bypass it “until next time”. In the end we decided