CAMBODIA

Khmer Roots Cooking Class in Kampot, Cambodia

An activity we've come to really enjoy during our travels is taking a cooking class.  It gives us a chance to learn more about the local culture through the food, gives us an opportunity to have authentic conversations with a local, and we also learn how to incorporate new flavor profiles our own...
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The Chill Riverside Town of Kampot, Cambodia

The beauty of having a flexible schedule when traveling is being able to discover towns you wouldn't have visited otherwise.  As we were planning our route throughout Cambodia, Sihanoukville was a town that was mentioned a lot within the backpacking circuit and we were getting a lot of mixed reviews...
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Central Market (Phsar Thmey) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On our last day in Phnom Penh, we had a few hours to do some remaining exploration before hopping on a bus to the next city on our Cambodian tour to Kampot.   We headed out to the Central Market (also known as Phsar Thmey), which seemed catered to both tourists and locals alike.  It's a...
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A Grim Look into Cambodia’s Past – Our visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Prior to our visit to Phnom Penh, we didn't really have a good understanding of what happened during the Khmer Rouge era of Cambodian history, but we soon found some shocking and sad stories about how it all unfolded. Our visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide museum opened our eyes to a dark past of...
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The National Museum & Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

We'd finally arrived at our hotel, Rambutan Resort in Phnom Penh after spending the day on a bus from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.     After settling into our hotel, we took a tuk-tuk into the main area of town in search of food.  We were dropped off right in the heart of the...
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