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    How to Cook like A Cambodian

    Cambodian cuisine shares the strong flavors of lemongrass, tumeric, kaffir limes and galangal like its Thai and Vietnamese neighbors without the overpowering spice which admittedly erases the taste for me at times. We took a full-day Cambodian cooking class in a small village outside of Siem Reap. After meeting a local family who had lost […]

    December 6, 2011 7 Comments Travel
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    Tannins, Temples & Tea – Reinventing The 3 Worst Kept Secrets of Siem Reap

    There is no hesitation in my confidence that Siem Reap was my favorite stop on our cross country drive through Cambodia. This was unexpected for the host of Angkor Wat, a wonder of the ancient world, and therefore the nation’s most heavily visited city, which lies north of the beauty of the raw rice fields […]

    November 28, 2011 6 Comments Travel
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    Trading Places: Cross Country Cambodia

    From treehouse to guesthouse to the French ambassador’s house, our nights across Cambodia’s countryside were as memorable as the days. The Vine Retreat, Outer Kep Pros: 1. This secluded big kid treehouse sits within the raw jungles and farms near Kampot and Kep. You can climb to the top and enjoy fresh lime juice overlooking […]

    November 28, 2011 7 Comments Live a Little
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    NGOverload Gives Hope to A Country Still Trying to Find Its Footing

    Many of the restaurants, shops or hotels you will visit during your time in Cambodia will either be run by or affiliated with an NGO, or a non-governmental organization. These unique nonprofits are the main method by which foreigners have invested in Cambodian communities to help rebuild industry, education and the quality of life and […]

    November 28, 2011 1 Comment Travel
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    Trading Places: Cambodia’s Capital Uptown & Downtown

    Villa Langka – An Urbane Oasis in Downtown Phnom Penh We stayed at the Villa Langka during our first few days in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh at the behest of a good friend and employee of an NGO that has an office on the country’s southern coast. She called it, “a little oasis” in the […]

    November 28, 2011 1 Comment Live a Little