It seems apropos that as the Disney remake of “Dumbo” tops the U.S. box office charts, I stand in a Cambodian jungle watching another famous elephant soak her callused and abscessed feet in salt water.
I get asked a lot if it’s safe to go to Vietnam, the truth is that this question goes much deeper than that. It’s about Americans wondering if those we used to see as enemies are now in fact welcoming hosts?
Siem Reap’s old French quarter is on its way to becoming one of the city’s fastest growing districts. Now known as Kandal Village, it's home to newly opened shops, cafes and eateries expanding the idea of what it means to be downtown Siem Reap.