Feeding My Ancestors; Cambodia’s Pchum Ben Festival

October 8, 2010  Pchum Ben Festival  This morning we got up at 3am to go out to a pagoda in a rural area about an hour outside Siem Reap to feed our ancestors. Yes, you read that right.  Today is one of the most important days during the Pchum Ben holiday in which people gather at their pagoda to honor their…

Favorite Photo Friday-Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

Today’s featured photo was taken during my trip to Cambodia in 2007.  Once you have this photo full size on the screen it’s almost as if you can step into it. Imagine yourself walking through the jungle. Feel the heat and the humidity. Birds screeching and bugs buzzing. Then you see this, the entrance to the Ta Prohm temple. Most,…