While in Siem Reap we were treated to a fantastic cultural night which included a massive buffet dinner (all the dishes I love and a few more thrown in for good measure), and a cultural show of talented dancers. We were enthralled! The monumental building was beautiful and well...monumental. We first enjoyed our dinner… Continue reading Siem Reap Cultural Night…Food and Fun (culture)
Oh my goodness, these people are talented, and brave, and awesome, and hilarious! We went to see the Phare Circus. One of the best shows I have ever seen (including the Circ du Soleil). The performers were all members of the Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPSA) or “The Brightness of the Arts”. It is a non-profit… Continue reading Take me to the circus…the Phare Circus!
This fantastic trip to Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam and Cambodia (Indochina Encompassed) presented many opportunities to experience different (and delicious) food. Food is so tied to culture and to our understanding of others. But, no matter where you go the mmmm and the oohhs of deliciousness sounds the same. Our G Adventures CEO (Chief Experience… Continue reading How do you say ‘delicious’ in four different languages?
We stayed a few days in Siem Reap and experienced some of the most delicious food. One restaurant, New Hope, was a training restaurant for kids (who were going to school) and learning a trade. This is a G Adventures Planeterra Project that assists kids to get and education and a job! Read about it… Continue reading Siem Reap -New Hope Restaurant (yes food!)
Well, if anyone had told me that I would be making road side stops to visit the local insect market I may have laughed out loud. But, that is exactly what we did on the road to Siem Reap. We made a number of interesting stops but I must admit that the insect market most… Continue reading On the Road to Siem Reap (includes big spiders and wood carvings)
If you like small spaces...go here! These are the tunnels used during the 'American' war in Viet Nam. Read up on the history here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%E1%BB%A7_Chi_tunnels It is a little harrowing if you get in and you can't get out... as Mike found out! But, he managed to wiggle and waggle and get himself out of the… Continue reading The Cu Chi Tunnels – a close call!
Yes, we did it again...we took another cyclo tour. For those of us who have never experienced a cyclo tour it is a bicycle driven front facing seat (for the best views of the traffic coming at you at break neck speed). Ah, but I digress... the excitement of driving along at a relatively slow… Continue reading We’re psycho for cyclo tours!
Wow! Wow! Wow! what a great museum! (and it wasn't closed)...good luck for us! The beautiful setting and the wonderful exhibits make this museum a must see for anyone who is interested in the history and culture of the region. The exhibits were well organized and the explanations were very enlightening...we learned a lot about… Continue reading The National History Museum – Phnom Penh
It is now determined...that my favorite Cambodian food is Amok. It is delicious in it's numerous forms, fish, seafood, chicken.... A salty, yet slightly sweet, coconut and curry dish (with a hint of lemon grass) that takes advantage of fresh herbs and spices to tantalize your taste buds and keep you wanting to come back… Continue reading Ah…Amok!
We have tried many different kinds of food on this trip and we loved it all, from cockroaches to crickets, from noodles to egg coffee... so far, so good, not a bad meal yet! Actually most were pretty good with some quite incredible! Phnom Penh has some spectacular restaurants and we were fortunate to visit… Continue reading If you like food…. and we do…come to The Malis!