Tag: Cambodia

Must-See Places in Phnom Penh

Must-See Places in Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital can be considered an assault on the senses. Once considered the “Pearl of Asia”, the image of Phnom Penh was tarnished by the genocide committed by Pol Pot. But the city has risen from its ashes and is well on its way to […]

Toul Sleng: The Nightmare That Was Khmer Rouge

Toul Sleng: The Nightmare That Was Khmer Rouge

When genocide is discussed, Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge in Cambodia are always on top of the list. I am a person who loves history and every time I travel I make it a point to visit historical sites. Toul Sleng has […]

A Taste of Cambodian Cuisine

A Taste of Cambodian Cuisine

For me, getting to know a country, its people and its culture also means trying out the local food. So, I am posting the photos of all the many dishes i have tried on my last trip to Cambodia.

Spiders, Insects, Grasshoppers, chicks
A woman selling spiders, grasshoppers, chicks and other insects by the road. Fancy a taste?
Chili chicken
Chili chicken
A version of spring rolls
A version of spring rolls
vegetables,tomato
Ready for some cooking?
ingredients
Time to please a hungry stomach
Beef Lok Lak
Beef Lok Lak, everyone’s favorite in Cambodia
Fish
Fish!
Spring rolls, soup
Another version of spring rolls and soup with coconut
Phnom Penh: The Other Side of Cambodia

Phnom Penh: The Other Side of Cambodia

Cambodia is a country which is most popular for its ancient structures called Angkor Wat. After being featured in Angelina Jolie’s movie, Tomb Raider, it has gained worldwide popularity. The movie was not very good but the location they have chosen for it was spectacularly […]

A Day Spent Amongst Ruins and Ancient Structures

A Day Spent Amongst Ruins and Ancient Structures

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap is indeed one of the most beautiful places on Earth and I just cannot get enough of it. I definitely want to go back and one of these days, I will. Here are more pictures from our trip. Angkor Wat […]

The Khmer Empire

The Khmer Empire

Here are more photos taken during my trip to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.

The sun rising over Angkor Wat
The sun rising over Angkor Wat
The ancient complex of Angkor Wat
The ancient complex of Angkor Wat
Everywhere you look you will see old buildings
Everywhere you look you will see old buildings
The magnificence of Angkor Wat gets me lost for words
The magnificence of Angkor Wat gets me lost for words
Angkor Wat is a treasure trove of old buildings
Angkor Wat is a treasure trove of old buildings
More ruins
More ruins
Chicks sold along the road
Chicks sold along the road
Spiders! I tasted this one and it was quite good but it was too chewy
Spiders! I tasted this one and it was quite good but it was too chewy
Me trying to get a decent picture
Me trying to get a decent picture
At the hostel mini bar
At the hostel mini bar
Faces on temples
Faces on temples
The roots of old trees have ruined some of the temples
The roots of old trees have ruined some of the temples
Getting ready for my first elephant ride
Getting ready for my first elephant ride
More temples
Angkor Thom
Angkor Wat – One of the World’s Wonders

Angkor Wat – One of the World’s Wonders

My first glimpse of Angkor Wat was in Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider movie. Since then, I have dreamt of one day being in Siem Reap and being in one of the most marvelous religious complexes of the ancient world. I got to realize my dream […]