By Lora Chow Khmer cuisine is the food of the Cambodian people. After nearly being eradicated during the reign of the Khmer Rouge, there is a noticeable resurrection of traditional dishes. Khmer cuisine takes cues from neighboring Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos. However, the food is notable milder. Also, fish is the most important protein source, due to the large amount …Continue reading
Popular resort town and gateway to the Angkor region.
By Lora Chow The majestic Temples of Angkor are THE main attraction for tourists to Siem Reap. Consequently, visiting the sites can be frustrating due to the throngs of other travelers. Fortunately, Tom and I stayed at Amansara which enabled us to tour the temples without the madness of jostling amongst the crowds. A stay at Amansara includes two daily tours …Continue reading
Culinary discovery is a huge part of our travels. When we decided to stay at Amansara in Siem Reap, we were concerned about not being able to discover true Khmer cuisine. This is because Amansara has a mandatory partial board charge that includes daily breakfast and a choice of lunch and dinner. Select wines and spirits are also included. Would …Continue reading
When we planned our trip to SE Asia, we selected destinations that we found interesting and accommodations that intrigued us. Looking back on our journey, Siem Reap was our favorite stop. The ruins of Angkor were hugely captivating, the food was incredible, and the property at which we stayed was amazing. Although it’s a splurge, a stay at Amansara is …Continue reading
By Lora Chow Siem Reap, Cambodia has become an extremely popular destination for tourists from around the world. Today, Siem Reap, offer visitors a vast array of hotels, resorts, restaurants and all are located close to Ankor temples; the most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia. Tom and I recently travelled to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Prior to our arrival, we …Continue reading