A podcast about culture ‘n stuff in the Kingdom.
Dos Khrous— a cleansing of bad luck
Cambodia is a Buddhist culture with strong connections to animism which influence many ceremonies and customs. Learn about a celebration to clean the bad luck before a milestone birthday.
Edible + Medicinal Plants Around Cambodia
Join us for a short intro to some of the useful plants around Cambodia! A connection with nature and traditional medicine is still a staple of life here, so let’s learn together as we explore the environment here. Photos of the plants with description of their uses can be found on our Instagram @GetInsightTours and an article about traditional medicine is up on our website! Plants we explored today: the hibiscus flower, kumar pich, and ma jou lamaom.
My Favorite (Weird) Foods
In this episode, learn about some of the weird foods that are my new normal! Head to our website for suggestions of my top dessert spots in Siem Reap, and see some pics of the weird foods I’m talking about on our Insta @GetInsightTours. What foods have you tried while abroad? Leave a comment or send us a voice message to include in our next episode.
Cambo Recommended Reading List
Check out our recommendations to get up to speed on all things Cambodia, whether you’re planning for a trip or already living here!
When The Clouds Fell From The Sky by Robert Carmichael;
The Elimination by Rithy Phan ; When the War was Over by Elizabeth Becker; “The Playground” by Terrence M McCoy
A Cook’s Tour S1 E5 (Anthony Bourdain); Travels with my Father S1 E 3,4,5 (Jack Whitehall) ; Wonders of the Monsoon- Deluge E2 (BBC); Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll
The Cambodian Space Project; Sinn Sisamouth; Ros Sereysothea; Pan Ron
Insight Cambodia - The Realm After This One
Welcome to Insight Cambodia, a podcast all about life, culture, and exploration in the Kingdom. In this episode, we talk about the beautiful and complex funerary practices with cremation in Buddhist culture. Music: Smot Khmer by Chan Socheat. Thanks Sothy and Sarak for telling me about these traditions. Any mistakes are, as always, my own.
The Khmer Alphabet
Welcome to Insight Cambodia, a podcast about culture and travel in Southeast Asia. This week explores the Cambodian alphabet. Great for language nerds and the uninitiated. For some beautiful Khmer calligraphy check out our instagram @GetInsightTours, and leave us a comment or a voice message and we’ll add it to our next episode!