Category Archives: Cambodia

Cambodian Snacks. How adventurous are you?

Authentic and enriching travel experiences are what our photography tours and workshops are all about.

Discovering new cuisines goes hand in hand with travel photography… Do you dare!!!!

Young boy snacking on deep fried spider
Young boy snacking on deep fried spider

Khmer Cuisine. Classic Sour soups rich in fragrant herbs such as lemongrass and lime leaves Fish Amok, a green coconut curry dish is all not to dissimilar to it’s neighbouring country, Thailand but surprisingly without the spice that the Thai’s love.

But for an authentic experience you may like to try a local snack such as deep fried Tarantula… Tastes like beef jerky and the the females abdomen laden with eggs is particularly offering a texture likened to caviar.

Across Southeast Asian countries, insects are a great source of untapped protein and may be part of a solution to global food shortages.

Anything that moves is fair game, and there is hot debate on how this all started. Many locals claim that it became necessity through famine in the years of the civil war, but there is much evidence to suggest that insect eating has been going on globally since prehistoric times.

As festivities approach such as Khmer New Year, house holds serve “Special Dishes” all in part of the celebrations.

Fertilised duck embryos to start , crispy fried starlings, rounded off with a few crispy spider legs and if you’re invited to partake, it’s extremely impolite not to indulge!

Roasted baby starlings
Roasted baby starlings
Duck Embyo
Duck Embyo
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Iconic Angkor

 

Four Smiling Bhuddhas
The four faces of Buddha.

The vastness of the Angkor temple complex often presents itself as a challenging  photographic subject to capture the “essence” of the Angkor complex of  temples. Try not to capture the vastness, but rather focus on the details.

Join us for our next workshop, 25th Sept  – 1st October 2106, with Mike Browne from photographycourses.biz.

Book by 30th of April and enjoy a 10% discount.Itinerary and pricing

 

 

 

 

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Best Time to Visit Cambodia

Strangely enough the best time to visit Cambodia is during the “OFF PEAK” (late Aug to Oct) – the tail end of the rainy season when Cambodia is most beautiful, Rain has washed the country clean and although a tropical downpour (which is fun in itself) may hold up proceedings for a few minutes this is more than outweighed by iconic images. Fluorescent, water laden rice paddies reflecting barmy rain baring clouds, silhouetted palm trees set against burning orange skies. The air is fresh and temples at their “Indiana Jones” best with shady areas covered in moss (watch your step). And guess what? – by definition “off peak” means less people – more choices, better service and better prices.

Barmy skies
Barmy skies
Barmy skies
Barmy skies
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Falling foul to Coconuts. 80 KPH!

coconut

Many people ask us questions concerning safety in travelling throughout Asia and the destinations we travel to for workshops.

We are all to well aware of recent global terrorism events and must realise a new world order that no where in the world is safe to travel, but changing our travel behaviour is only going to be a victory for extremism.

That having said, we’ve been travelling and photographing for fifteen years throughout Asia and to some pretty remote places and have never once felt threatened or had concerns as to our safety or that of our camera equipment.

As always, an err of caution and sensibility to where ever we travel too, but frankly, travelling in Asia your more likely to fall foul to a falling coconut. (Estimated velocity 80 KPH).

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