King Crab is the speciality of Kep, Cambodia and my family and I dove into the traditional cuisine of this small fishing village on the coast of Cambodia. However, if you get the black pepper sauce king crab, be prepared for a messy, yet delicious meal. Feel free to visit all my posts from Cambodia
Throughout the 1970s, nearly 1.4 to 2.2 million people died at the hands of the communist Khmer Rouge regime. The regime, based on trying to rewind the clock back to year zero, targeted hundreds of thousands of people and forced children against their parents.
One of the most gripping and emotional movies, The Killing Fields, is still one of the best depictions of life under the Khmer Rouge. Still to this day, travelers pay their respects at the Tol Sleung genocide prison and the killing fields themselves.
Slightly disappointed by the closure of Kampot’s Bokor Hill Station, my family and I made the best of the situation by checking out the nearby pepper plantation. After a long tuk-tuk drive, we arrived and the fellow and his wife toured us around and treated us to some of the best pepper I’ve ever had in my life. Learning about pepper, something many of us take for granted, was definitely an interesting experience.
Kampot, Cambodia is an old French colonial town and also the capital of the province, also known as Kampot. My family and I traveled to Kampot in order to see the ruins of Bokor Hill Station only to find it had been closed to tourists. Instead, we learned where black pepper comes from, which will be another photo a day opportunity as well as a posting. Enjoy!