We met these two little girls while on a cycling tour from Battambang. They live in a little village and since this was during the holidays, help their mother with her daily chores. Their mother makes rice noodles and sells soups to the people in the village. A bowl of … more »
I have written before about the pleasure that is is to travel around Cambodia: the lush landscapes, the constant learning with recent history and, above all, the interaction with some of the friendliest people I’ve been lucky to meet. After we’ve been to Cambodia, I’ve talked with several travelers who’ve … more »
Cambodia visa for Indians (and anyone else)
We visited Cambodia in October 2013. On the way in, we flew from Bangkok to Siem Reap. Cambodia provides visa on arrival to Indians and most other nationalities. You need to pay $20 on arrival to get a visa that is valid for 3 months and allows 30 days of … more »
A Cambodian Smile
Peace begins with a smile, Mother Teresa No matter where you go, don’t stress out if you don’t speak the local language. Some things are universal and, amongst those, a friendly smile is probably the most recognizable and warm way two people can communicate, no matter where. Photo … more »
Instagram: 13 best travel photos of 2013
Apart from sharing moments from our travels right here on Backpack ME, we love being able to do so too in real-time via our social media profiles. When it comes to photos, Instagram has been a great tool to share photos of what we are doing on a given moment … more »
The BEST soup in the world!
This year, we have eaten a lot of soup. Being in South-East Asia for about 3 months, we have tried soups in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. With rice, rice noodles, egg noodles, bean noodles, glass noodles, thick noodles… beef, chicken, seafood, pork or vegetables… spicy, sweet, sour or all of … more »
Traditional Livelihoods Bike Tour in Battambang
When you visit a country where life is so different than from where you come from and you’re curious to find out more about the local ways but don’t speak the language, it’s probably a good idea to join a tour and let a local person guide you. I’m not … more »
Cambodian Cooking Class in Siem Reap
If something can easily connect you to a certain culture no matter where you are in the world, that is food. When you arrive to a new place, trying the most popular local dishes is a great intro to the local culture and, in many cases, even an ice-breaker to … more »
What should I have today?
We saw this little kid in a village near Siem Reap. He was walking and I tried to click his photo but, to the contrary of most local kids, he wasn’t interested in smiling and posing for the camera. I thought he was just shy, but then I realized he … more »
Trash cans in rural Cambodia are cool!
One might not think at a first glance that a trash can has what it takes to make it as “Photo of the Day” – but, just this once, allow me to disagree. We’re in Cambodia right now and I’ve been noticing that the trash containers that we see in … more »