Khmer Culinary Vocabulary

Even though most of Siem Reap’s bars and restaurants have English menus and majority of the staff speak English, I still prefer to remember some of the useful Khmer words for eating. I listed some words that might help you with your dining and travel adventure in the majestic Kingdom of Cambodia: Hello (formal): chum ree-up soo-a Hello (informal): soo-a s’day How are you?: sok sa bai? … Continue reading Khmer Culinary Vocabulary

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Wrap Around Cambodia

Since I grew up in a country that is so exposed to American culture, seeing Cambodian men walking and biking around in a very hot noon wearing collared polo instead of T-shirt is an interesting sight to me. I realized, this is a casual outfit for men of Siem Reap, Cambodia. I think I’ve seen more girls wearing what I’m used to as “casual clothes”- … Continue reading Wrap Around Cambodia

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Siem Reap: some pieces for home

“The air is different here,” that was my first description of Siem Reap, the home of the largest Hindu temple of the world, (and the place that I was dreaming about exploring by boat for the past months) and a place for the second largest airport in Cambodia and most “touristy”.As I wander around the town by foot and by the usual Tuk Tuk that … Continue reading Siem Reap: some pieces for home

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