Siem Reap

Koh Ker School, Cambodia and the Ponheary Ly Foundation

September 19, 2015
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One of the reasons we came to Cambodia on this trip was to check in with the Ponheary Ly Foundation, a wonderful non-profit we’ve been involved with for many years now. In fact, you can read about our previous trips to Cambodia and the time we’ve spent with the PLF here; 2002 (when we first met […]

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Dining Out in Siem Reap Cambodia

June 19, 2015
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There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Siem Reap, and for the most part, we ate well, and for not much money. Below are a few of the highlights. Across from the Old Market is the iconic colonial Cafe Central (photo above). We sat outside and enjoyed a view of the market and the passers-by, as well […]

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Siem Reap’s Tchey School Media Center (Ponheary Ly Foundation)

June 12, 2015
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On one of our days in Siem Reap we took a tuk tuk ride out to Tchey school, one of the schools the PLF supports, to check in on the students working on a project in the school’s Media Center. The regular classes were not in session that day, but the dedicated students who were […]

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Siem Reap; The Old Market

June 7, 2015
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I’ll be the first to admit we didn’t do much in Siem Reap, at least not much in the way of typical tourist activities. There were no visits to Angkor Wat, no Land Mine Museum, no night market. Instead, we took it easy, visited with friends, waited out the rain showers, ate well and adjusted […]

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A visit to Tchey School and a Trip to Siem Reap’s Central Market

February 16, 2011
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October 11, 2010 Siem Reap, Cambodia Today was a day of running errands for the foundation, but it was fun and interesting. The first order of the day was a visit to Tchey School to deliver some school books and take a look at the school.  This school is the model of what all the schools […]

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Feeding My Ancestors; Cambodia’s Pchum Ben Festival

November 17, 2010
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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 […]

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A One Day Visit to Temples of Angkor and Abacus Restaurant

November 8, 2010
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October 7, 2010 Even though I visited the temples on my last two trips to Cambodia, I knew I could not come all the way to Siem Reap without  seeing them again. This time my goal was an abbreviated tour with an emphasis on photography instead of the history which I’d already heard twice. Fortunately, Lori’s friend Lynn had booked Dara […]

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Eating Like a Local in Cambodia; Noodles & Morning Glory & Insects, Oh My!

October 26, 2010
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Oct 6th, 2010 This morning we’re headed back to Knar School for a return visit. This school has unique medical issues and we’re going out with a small group of volunteers to check on some of the children and visit two very special boys at home. Num Bahn Choc First, we make a stop at edge of a […]

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