Tagged with Cambodia

A Taste of the Past

A Taste of the Past

I can not begin to understand the events that happened in Cambodia in the last 50 years. If you are unaware of the history of Cambodia, my husband and I have written a short summary: Two million Cambodians were killed during the three years (1975 to 1979) Pol Pot led the Khmer Rouge. Attempting to … Continue reading

When the Fair Comes to Town

When the Fair Comes to Town

So you wonder what the Fair is like when it comes to Cambodia? I’ll tell you about our first experience. First, no one I asked knew that the fair was actually coming until it got here and they started setting up. The night before the big show, there were spotlights streaming across the sky. We were … Continue reading

‘Round the Table Dancing

The Khmer people love to dance. They love to have fun with their family. I love this, too! One day we were invited to a family party. Actually, some relatives of our friends were hosting a party at their restaurant for a completely different family, but since it was a party at their place, they … Continue reading

Bokor Mountain Exploration

Bokor Mountain Exploration

Bokor Mountain is a Khmer National Park that can be seen out my back window. This was taken right before sunset on my rooftop. The sun sets behind Bokor every day. One day my husband and I decided to take a spur of the moment trip up the mountain just to ride and see what we … Continue reading

Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns

I have a new understanding for the crown Jesus was forced to wear when he was crucified. Meet the “Crown of Thorns” plant. It grows like crazy here in Cambodia. Its beautiful, and its leaves are long covering the thorns that grow on the stems of the plant. It puts out pretty clusters of spotted pink … Continue reading

Saving the Chili Peppers

Saving the Chili Peppers

We have about 2 square yards of “yard” in the back of our place. It’s overgrown and partially shaded by a neighbor’s coconut palm drooping into our “space.” However, it is the only land I have so to speak, so I was determined to get in there and clean it out to plant something interesting … Continue reading

Bake Bread in a Crock Pot?

Bake Bread in a Crock Pot?

Oh Yes, You Can! Today I came across this interesting bread recipe while searching for another. I had most of the ingredients on hand, so I thought, “Let’s give it a try.” One of the things that we lack here is wheat bread. There is a little bakery that sells some loaves of homemade wheat bread, … Continue reading

Rusty Keyhole

Rusty Keyhole

One of the places we really like to eat at in town is the Rusty Keyhole. If you look in the Lonely Planet: Cambodia, you will find the Rusty Keyhole mentioned. The Phnom Penh Post reports it as “serving the best BBQ ribs in the land.” They are delicious, but we really love the mashed potatoes, too! … Continue reading

Kampot Pepper

Kampot Pepper

Kampot is known for its pepper production. Back in the day, when Cambodia was a French colony, no respectable restaurant in France would be without Kampot peppercorns on their tables (source). Today, although it may not be exported as it once was, the taste is still unbeatable. Kampot pepper is a unique burst of pepper flavor that … Continue reading

People in Cambodia

People in Cambodia

Meeting the Khmer people is interesting because you learn a little more about the culture with every person. The Khmer people are eager to meet us and then see us later around town. That’s one great thing about living in a small town. One day as our motorcycle broke down, and we were walking it … Continue reading