Before coming back to Paris, I visited Bagan, a city in the center of Myanmar, and maybe one of the most famous and beautiful place in this country.
Hard to not be amazed by the spectacle of hundreds of fishermen in acrobatic positions on the Inle lake in Myanmar surrounded by hills hidden in the fog.
After visiting Jakarta, Bandung and Kawah Ijen on the Java island, I boarded a ferry for Bali island.
Up until now, Bali sounded more like a honeymoon or an idyllic destination infested of tourists for me. Let’s just say that I wasn’t highly motivated for staying there.
In the taxi taking me to Ubud, I am quickly seduced by Balinese landscapes: sparkling green rice fields in terrace are amazing!
Silk island, located on the Mekong a few kilometers from Phnom Penh, is still unknown from the tourists, which is a good news! Once arrived, you might think you are in a bubble, certainly because of the startling contrast with the capital city. Here it is incredibly quiet and breathes traditional life!
For a change, no pictures or portrait, but a cooking class with some famous Cambodian recipes. During my stay in Battambang, I enjoyed taking a cooking course at Nary Kitchen, and the food we cooked was delicious!
The Khmer cuisine is based on rice, pork and chicken as well as fish, shrimp, frogs or clams. They also use coconuts, bananas, mangoes, limes, palm sugar, lemongrass, garlic, shallots and chili in their dishes.
So in this article I want to share the Amok fish recipe I learned.
Direction slowly to the south of Cambodia, with a stop in Battambang, a city without a big interest where you can see some temples, the nice and typical countryside. For a hair in the wind moment and some little adventure, I went to the Bamboo train, a small train passing in the middle of nature, plantations, fields.
The more poetic moment were thousands of bats taking flight at nightfall from caves below the Phnom Sampeu temple.
For my first stop in Cambodia, I flew to Siem Reap, a northern city, very famous for its Angkor site. Angkor is an huge park hosting the remains of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th century. This tour is a perfect opportunity to discover the Khmer architecture, especially if you like temples!