Tag Archives: living like locals

Siem Reap Water Festival – Bon Om Tuk

Siem Reap Water Festival – Bon Om Tuk

If you’re planning a trip to Cambodia, time your travel to coincide with the Siem Reap Water Festival – or Bon Om Tuk– or another local holiday like Khmer New Year or Pchum Ben Ancestors Festival. It’s day one of the Siem Reap Water Festival and the atmosphere...
How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

How To Eat Like Locals When You Travel

Slurp soup from a street food stall, sample home-cooked food at a local’s house, savour creative cuisine at a secret supper club, or, eat American fast food at KFC or McDonalds… there’s an abundance of advice out there on how to eat like locals when...
Winter Warmers — Hearty Stew Recipes for Cold Winter Evenings

Winter Warmers — Hearty Stew Recipes for Cold Winter Evenings

While Europe and North America have been experiencing a brutal winter, here in Siem Reap we have not been faring much better. Okay, sure a 14˚C (57˚F) minimum during winter would come as a relief to many, but in Cambodia that’s practically freezing. Well, that’s...
Price Check: a Siem Reap Shopping List

Price Check: a Siem Reap Shopping List

Having settled into Siem Reap where we’ve established a home, we’ve become familiar with what things cost in Cambodia and thought it was time to share a Siem Reap shopping list for our Price Check series, just in case you’re planning to settle in for a while...
When Is Cooking At Home A Waste Of Time?

When Is Cooking At Home A Waste Of Time?

Regular readers are well aware that we endlessly encourage you to live like locals when you travel by doing a cooking class to learn to make the local cuisine, by shopping at the markets, and by cooking a meal or two at ‘home’, wherever that...
At Home in Hoi An

At Home in Hoi An

“Boat ride, one hour!” “Motorbike!” “Taxi!” “You buy lantern!” “You buy something from me!” “You take picture of me!” “Happy hour!” While these were the phrases shouted at me daily as I wandered the streets for the first few weeks of our stay in charming,...
Tips To Renting A Holiday Villa

Tips To Renting A Holiday Villa

We shared many delicious alfresco meals around that table above at a Bali villa rental a couple of years ago. My mother visited us from Australia for a week and our villa cook joined us for a meal on our final day. It was all...