Cambodian beef lok lak

Cambodian beef lok lak recipe

Lok lak is a Cambodian beef stir fry served with onions, cucumbers and tomatoes, and dipped in a sauce containing lime juice, salt and pepper. Chicken can be used as an alternative and for vegetarians use tofu. It is commonly served with rice, a fried egg and a separate plate of lettuce leaves. The lettuce…




Cambodian fish amok

Cambodian fish amok recipe

Cambodian fish amok is a traditional Cambodian curry made lemongrass, chilli, coconut milk and amok “ngor” leaves, served in banana leaf. The freshwater Trei fish is traditionally used. But a common supermarket fish like halibut or cod can be used instead. Beef or chicken can be used instead and it can be adapted for vegetarians by…




Mongolia travel costs: 34,960 tugriks in this photo, which is around £11

How much does it cost to travel in Mongolia

Mongolia was the third country we visited on our travels, from 3 to 31 July 2014. We stayed 29 days and each spent:  £906 / $1,343 Per person daily average is therefore:  £31 / $46 Exchange rate was: £1 = 3,093 tugriks ($1 = 2,000 tugriks) This is our breakdown of our Mongolia travel costs:…




Diving with the monks at the Kuang Si Falls

How many days to spend in Luang Prabang

We spent over a week in Luang Prabang during our trip to Laos, but most of this time was spent catching up with our blog. It’s a great base in Laos for working: Wi-Fi works quite well and is a little bit cheaper than Vientiane. We stayed at the Singharat Guesthouse, paying $23 a night,…




Facts about Laos : giant papayas!

Our 10 favourite observations and facts about Laos

We knew absolutely nothing about Laos before planning our trip here. It’s often compared to Thailand because of its tied history, when the former Thai Siam Empire ruled not so long ago. Yet, through our travels in this little known country, we discovered several quite distinctive and remarkable facts about Laos. 1. The highest consumers of…




Street food in Luang Prabang

Best street food to try in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is a great city to visit in North Laos. We particularly loved it because of the excellent street food in the night market. It reminded us of our street food experiences in Thailand and the yummy street food scene in Xi’An in China. This is our top 10 favourite street food in Luang Prabang that…