Looking for Coffee in All the Wrong Places


After the rich, chocolaty coffee in Vietnam, we were hurting for a good cup of coffee in Cambodia.One afternoon, we followed the scent of coffee on a dirt road near the market in Siem Reap and found ourselves in the home of a coffee roaster. Bags of freshly roasted beans were piled high, but not a drop of drinkable coffee was to be had.Disappointed, we … [Read more...]

The Other Side of Siem Reap

Siem Reap Street Children Project

Much of what the visitor to Siem Reap sees are streets filled with restaurants, hotels, spas and other services geared towards foreign tourists. There is another side to life here, however, one that is neither shiny nor prosperous. … [Read more...]

Siem Reap – First Impressions

Marti Gras on Saturday - Siem Reap

Our bus from Phnom Penh was met by a driver proudly holding a sign saying “Ganiel.” From the moment we got into the car, the driver started his selling pitch as the perfect guide and driver to the Angkor temples. Maps circulated like popcorn inside the car as the excitement level in his voice rose audibly. … [Read more...]