Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Posted: March 15, 2011

Only one week in Siem Reap was much too little time. Siem Reap, the second largest tourist center in Cambodia, is the site of many famous Buddhist temples including the sprawling Angor Wat, the smiling faces of Bayon, and the tree gnarled ruins at Ta Prohm. The clip below is the best bird groove I […]

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The thread is then refined more, and dyed with natural dyes like banana leaves, coconut shells, chili and different barks or spices. Then it goes to the weavers who use complex looms to create beautiful patterns and silk products. The clip below is a weaver at her loom. At the Artisans d’Angkor center, here is […]

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When I entered the class (in a stilt classroom of course), I was greeted by 40 elementary school kids speaking hullo in unison. I recorded them saying “Or Gkoon”, or thank you, and played it back to them on the small speaker on my Zoom H4, and got lots of giggles. 15 minutes past the […]

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Locals biking along a small creek with dry fields behind. Close to the floating village of Kampong Phluk we switched from the tuk tuk to a long boat build for touring the Tonle Sap lake area. The lake level changes drastically in the rainy season, but now was low enough to make maneuvering the long […]

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One night we attended Beatocello, a concert put on weekly by Dr. Beat Richner. He is a Swiss national who has built and is running 5 children’s hospitals in Cambodia. He would play short pieces on his solo cello, and then speak about the work the hospitals do. The statistics and stories he poured out […]