Siem Reap – Asia’s own ancient Greece

There is a place in Cambodia that rivals the beauty of the ancient Greek ruins. Lara Croft, the Tomb Raider has already been there – have you? Text & Photos by Jennifer Ellson Recognize this photo from Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the movie? If you’ve seen the film, yes, the monkeys were modeled after these primates […]

Check out my guest post in LaCure Villas Magazine!

Picture this: you are in a foreign land far far away, with a totally different culture, with people speaking a language that sounds very Greek (or Japanese, or Chinese, whatever) to you, and if you’re really lucky, maybe even with food you don’t recognize at all. Not to worry, my friends, for I am here […]

All Rice!

How can something so simple be this good? Fried, boiled, steamed – brown, white or wild – how much do you know about this most important staple food for a large part of the human population? Here’s what I know about my favorite food – fun trivia I’ve picked up from eating buckets of rice […]

Goin’ bananas in Asia

When it comes to desserts, Southeast Asia has gone bananas! Text and Photo by Jennifer Ellson Gallivanting around Southeast Asia has taught me that despite their different languages, religions and cultures, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and most Asian countries near the equator share this common trait: they love their dolce banana!