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Enjoy Cambodian food and Khmer hospitality

Slowly Cambodia is getting tourists again, we say an increase in requests compared to last your and got actual bookings.Dine With The Locals is operating again, but we had to make a few adjustments. Due to the challenges of the last two years and costs we had, as well as increased tax and food costs ...

An update for 2022: Dine With The Locals and food experiences in Siem Reap

Cambodia has finally re-opened its borders to international tourism. You do not need a PCR anymore nor get tested at the airport. However, prof of vaccination is still required. At Dine With The Locals we had a hard time during Covid-19. So far, no one of us or the hosts got seriously sick, although ...

Cambodian crispy rice with pork floss

Rice is something like the staple food in Cambodia. It is served at every meal. Most people eat regular cooked rice, but there are also variations, for example in delicious desserts. Another specialty is pot-fried Cambodian crispy rice with pork floss. Pork floss is soft, dried meat fibers from the ...

Red Zones and a glimpse of hope in Siem Reap

Siem Reap had been largely spared from Covid-19 for a long time. While in Phnom Penh the city was paralyzed, people here could still go shopping and eat in restaurants. [caption id="attachment_2473" align="alignnone" width="300"] The back entrance to the Psa Leuy in Siem Reap market is cordoned o ...

Lockdowns, new roads and vaccinations in Siem Reap

The situation in Siem Reap has not improved in the past months; it is even getting worse for some people. Even if the construction work on the 38 roads that are being renewed is progressing, this has hardly any influence on the living situation of the people. Only a few have been able to get a job w ...

Siem Reap is under construction

The Covid 19 pandemic has turned Siem Reap into a ghost town. On Pub Street, almost all bars and restaurants are closed, and the road to the airport is lined with hotels with a "For Sale" or "For Rent" sign on the drawn bars at the entrance gates. The number of foreign tourists has dropped by over 9 ...

Siem Reap ist eine große Baustelle

Die Covid-19-Pandemie hat Siem Reap zu einer Geisterstadt gemacht. In der Pub Street sind fast alle Bars und Restaurants geschlossen, die Straße zum Flughafen ist gesäumt von Hotel mit einem Schild "Zum Verkauf" oder "Zur Miete" an den zugezogenen Gittern an den Eingangstoren. Die Zahl der auslän ...

Online-Class: Making Vietnamese coffee, by Vietnamese

Are you coffee lovers? Have you heard about the truly Authentic Vietnamese coffees - egg coffee and coconut coffee? Yes, egg coffee. It is a specialty available all over Vietnam, and in Cambodia too. It is a regular coffee, but with egg yolk. The yolk is mixed with condensed milk until it fluffy and ...

10 ideas for the the future of safe travel

One of the main problem traveller face now is that countries simply closed their borders, at least for tourists. That make sense when you want to limit the influx of foreigner possibly bringing Covid-19 to you country. And Cambodia did very well with this strategy, at the time of the post we had 300 ...

Street food in Siem Reap you should not miss

Everyone is talking about street food in Siem Reap, but only few actually know where to get the best dishes. As food lovers our team went out for dinner to our favorite places in Siem Reap, and some of them are not on the usual bucket list for tourists. The riverside stalls in Siem Reap [caption ...

The five best bars in Siem Reap 2020

In Siem Reap, cocktails are served on every street corner. Since the beer was reduced to 50 cents a few years ago, cocktail prices went down as well. But the venue operators could only do that because they used cheap spirits. Those who drink a Pina Colada for 2 dollars hardly get a good rum in it. A ...

5 best local coffeeshops in Siem Reap 2020

You don't have to walk around in Siem Reap for long to discover a small coffee stand on a street corner. Locals in Cambodia have discovered their love for coffee and many have opened their own coffee shops. Due to the Covid pandemic many cafes and restaurants have had to close, but a new one has ope ...