This place is gorgeous! And to think it was not on my ‘to visit’ list last time we went to Bokor Mountains! Thankfully, some Khmer relatives insisted we check it out. It was so foggy and misty when we visited adding to the wet and eerie feeling on some of my photos.
A relative once asked me if Khmers also like eating out. I said, yes, sure. But not the same way we Pinoys define ‘eating out’. While they do eat out in restaurants, they do it a bit differently. I’ve observed that while more and more new generation Cambodian’s are getting into the fast food habit, I still notice that […]
or Happy Khmer New Year! You’d say, whoa! were halfway through the year and you’re just celebrating new year? Yes, my dear friends, Cambodia (as well as Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, India and Sri Lanka). You can check out this wiki article why these countries celebrate new year at this time. Anyway, this is a very […]
Cambodian weddings are really elaborate and colorful. It usually takes place for at least two days and one of the most important ceremonies is the sotmon, which often happens on the first day where several monks arrive to bless the couple. The shot above is of the set up before a wedding sotmon. Pretty bold and colorful, […]
Why is it that when its a busy or an eventful time, I can’t be bothered to blog? Which really just makes me believe that I would make a lousy journalist or a news type of blogger. I’m more of a write and review about a hotel, restaurant 0r a service blogger than a current affairs […]
I received a few emails already asking where to watch a traditional Khmer dance performance in Siem Reap. Well, there are various venues for different budgets. But by far, my favorite would be at the Koulen Restaurant, along Sivatha Blvd. It’s right across Lucky Supermarket and just a short tuk tuk ride or walk from […]
This just reminds me so much of growing up in the province in the Philippines. We have small sari-sari (mixed bag) stores like this in our village. And it just makes my day to visit them and buy some bubble gum and chips. And I was so pleased to see that they have it here […]
The past few days, I had been saddened by death, while amazed, warmed and awed with the Khmer people and the depth of love and respect they have for their revered King Father, Norodom Sihanouk. At the age of 89, King Sihanouk died in Beijing, China from natural causes on the early hours of October […]