Valentine’s Weekend Rewind

While my husband and I are all for romance and enjoy the hype of Valentine’s Day, this is not our favorite holiday. We believe that every day is an opportunity to express love to your spouse or loved ones or yourself.

Over the years, I have realized that Valentine’s Day is also about loving yourself. When you love yourself you are able to attract love and you are able to send positive vibes and energy that will naturally have people treat you in the positive way that you want.

On Friday evening of February 12, my husband surprised me with a huge bouquet of flowers when I came home from work. I love flowers! Flowers bring me happiness and bring me instant smiles the moment I see them. It has been a tradition (at least 4 years in a row now) that he offered me flowers a day or two before the Valentine’s Day because he knew that I wouldn’t be happy when he spent a lot on flowers on Feb 14 (since the prices of flowers on Valentine’s day have skyrocketed as occasions like this have become highly commercialized).

Then we decided to book a table for three at Celeste Revolving Restaurant for Saturday (February 13) afternoon to get some fresh air. Plus, we missed the beauty of the outside world and it was our son’s first experience at the 360 degrees revolving restaurant. We went there at 5PM (just a few minutes after it had opened) to evade the crowd. It was tranquil, and we enjoyed watching the stunning sun receding below the horizon while nibbling crème brulee. And we were fascinated by the spectacular beauty of Phnom Penh’s skyline on fire.

We left the place in the twilight of dusk, and looked forward to a leisurely sumptuous dinner in a quiet and colonial setting at Anise Restaurant.

On Sunday February 14th, we had a more relaxed celebration at home (which we always did even before the pandemic) to shun away the hustle and bustle of the occasion. It was sweeter, less expensive and less stressful, instead there were more smiles, more compliments and more kind words that would linger in our hearts forever.

I prepared Bilao Family Love for Valentine’s dinner. What is a bilao? It is a round winnowing tray made from woven wood originally used for sifting rice free from chaff, dirt, etc. Nowadays, it is used as a food container, where it is lined with banana leaves on top and arranged with a lot of food. Personally, I named it Bilao Family Love – I arranged fresh shrimp and vegetables spring rolls, bola-bola (meat balls), bbq, asparagus wrapped with bacon on top of the bilao. I also prepared cheesy bacon spinach dip in a bread bowl. It was so good!

After I cooked the food, I set the table – dressed it up in white and I dressed the plates with rattan placemats. I kept the centerpieces to the minimum. It totally elevated the experience and made everyone feel special.  

Certainly one of the loveliest weekends that we’ve ever had as it provided us an excellent opportunity to cherish quality time with one another.

25 Interesting Facts about My Son, Pete

A few days before my son turned 14, I opted to write interesting facts I find irresistible and charming about Pete.  I thought it is a great idea and a good way to remember all these little things that make life so perfectly crazy and lovely-full. While it’s fun scribbling down 25 awesome facts, I also recognize that Pete has given my life new meanings in ways that have completely surprised me.

1. Pete was born on April 4, 2007. On the same day in 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft, which became the world’s largest personal-computer software company. In 1809, an American mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Pierce contributed to studies in celestial mechanics, algebra, number theory and philosophy of mathematics.

Pete at 5 days old.

2. Pete takes pleasure in books and reading. He has a couple of book collections Asterix, TinTin, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, Percy Jackson, Geronimo Stilton, and many more. He likes to read under covers past his bedtime using the tiny orange flashlight that was given to him by his Papalo (his Grandpa), a day before we left for Cambodia.

Pete was reading secretly at 11.45 PM.

3. Pete loves animals. He has pet spiders and pet cats.

Pete is trying to teach Alonzo how to paint.

4. Pete likes to play with words. He enjoys making PUNS and jokes.

5. Pete has a knack for drawing. He started to draw when he was one and half years old. He participated in different art competitions both at the national and international level.

Pete got 5th Runner Up at the 17th International Art Competition held at Singapore organized by Global Art.

6. Pete is hooked on playing a guitar. He learned it by himself first. When we found out that he really liked playing a guitar, we got an acoustic guitar for him and hired a teacher to enhance his skills and learn more techniques.

7. Pete’s favourite band is Guns N’ Roses.

8. At the age 10, he wrote and illustrated his own book for younger kids.

9. Pete is not fond of food that are too sugary. He savors savory stuff such as apple pie, Leek tart, Quiche Lorraine, etc. He loves homemade dishes. And he loves meat.

10. Pete dislikes the idea of throwing away food leftover. He tried his best to finish whatever it’s there even when he is already full.

11. Pete used to be a picky-eater when he was a little boy. Anything without rice was not a meal for him. When he moved with us in Cambodia (he was 9 then), he started to appreciate different cuisine. Now, he doesn’t like to eat rice everyday anymore, and he adores eating variety of vegetables.

12. Pete is our question master. Even when he was a little boy, he asked non-stop questions. Sometimes we run out of time and energy to answer and tell him to keep the question for tomorrow. Even as a teen, he still asks questions that most of the time leads to a wonderful discussion over mealtime.

13. Pete is not delighted when someone makes a schedule for him. Even though I don’t like the fact that he doesn’t follow my schedule, another part of me would like to allow him to assert himself because I want him to feel powerful in this world and to trust and love himself enough to follow his own path.

14. Pete is such a ball of energy. He gets a bang out of being active. At school, he trains for swimming squad. After-school, he plays football, badminton, work-out routine, athletic, ride his bicycle, etc.

15. Pete is very peculiar with time keeping. For example, when he says, “I’m going to have my shower at 6.53am.” or “I’m going to have a nap at 1.58pm.” or “Oh, the last time we had this dish was in 2018.” Hahaha…

16. Pete is still confused with exchange rates between Riels and dollars.

17. Pete gets a charge out of adventures and exploring new places and things.

Behind Pete is Cairn de Barnenez, the oldest building in the world.

18. Pete loves nature and being with nature. He enjoys playing with the ocean waves. He is fascinated when watching the sunrise and sunset. He likes to laze on the beach and to climb up mountains.

19. Pete enjoys poetry, History and Science. He is not quite good at Geography and does not really like Math, though but he is trying his best.

20. Pete is hooked on crafting. When he was 11 years old, he made Optimus Prime’s sword and Thor’s hammer made of used papers and masking tape.

21. Pete has many nicknames – me and our Filipino families call him Beboy (short for baby boy), his dad calls him Pete, our French families call him Peter, some of his friends call him George while others call him Peter.

22. Pete is learning four languages – English, Tagalog, French and Mandarin.

23. Since Pete was a toddler and until now he never complains about being bored. He always keeps himself busy by doing the things he enjoy doing – read a book, draw, play a guitar, listens to music, watch TV or Netflix, DIY and create some crafts, play with his iPhone game, ride a bicycle, exercise, chat with his friends, etc.

24. Pete has never been demanding. He never asked us to buy him this and that.

25. Pete has definitely makes parenting for us smooth and easy because even when he is grumpy he is being nice about it.

39th birthday: 39 Things I want To Do Before I turn 40

Last year, I wrote about 38th Things I am Grateful For. And for this year, on the occasion of my 39th birthday, I would like to share with you my ‘’before 40’’ bucket list – 39 things I want to do before I turn 40 next year. My list includes my everyday adventures, passion, family, fitness and health, education, business and travels.

me at 39.

After having a very simple birthday dinner at home, I pushed the pause button to savor and cultivate the joy and thankfulness in the present and reflect on all ways God was evident on my journey. I thought more about everything I have been lucky enough to do – I have led a pretty fun and active life, I have traveled to many places most people only dream of, and I have achieved some things that I never thought I would.

As I approach 40, I am thinking of the things I still want to tick off the list to make life more fun and more meaningful. Here are the 39 things I want to do before I turn 40:

  1. Write more handwritten thank you notes/send out more handwritten letters to families and friends.
  2. Continue the nightly gratitude prayer, and set-up a gratitude jar or box right in the middle of the dining room table.
  3. Spend less time on social media.
  4. Read more books.
  5. Redesign and rebrand my blog and YT channel. I’ve got some new contents planned up for the coming days and I can’t wait to share it with you all.
  6. Further my education.
  7. Drink more water.
  8. Connect with old friends and old teachers.
  9. Create a family journal, and take on scrap booking hobby.
  10. Spend a day at a posh spa with my husband.
  11. Play more board games with husband and son and enhance my strategy skill.
  12. Save more.
  13. Loose two pounds and get fit by sticking to my fitness routine – daily walk-at-home and do yoga once a week.
  14. Start a new business.
  15. Girls’ night out.
  16. Paint more with acrylic.
  17. Visit our families in France and explore more of France with family.
  18. Visit our families in the Philippines and explore more of the Philippines with family.
  19. Go on adventures – road trip, trekking adventures, etc. Pack our bags and set off for a random location with no itinerary and go deep into the heart of nature.
  20. Catch up with photo albums and organize old and new photos.
  21. Write a book.
  22. Raise USD 1,000 for Charity through cooking sale.
  23. Always keep up-to-date.
  24. Learn a new skill.
  25. Keep a clutter-free home
  26. Buy a new property.
  27. Watch a movie/Netflix once a week.
  28. Keep sharing my authentic recipes through my YT channel.
  29. More cooking sessions with my husband and my son.
  30. Go scuba diving/snorkeling and experience marine life up close.
  31. Keep learning French language.
  32. Invite friends over or visit friends.
  33. Go on a meditation retreat.
  34. Organize a picnic outing with family and friends.
  35. Play an instrument.
  36. Take up Salsa dance.
  37. Laze on the beach.
  38. Go camping and stargazing.
  39. Be more spontaneous.

First little escape in 2021 at Samathi Lake Resort

Just like almost everyone else, we had to stay put through 2020! When the New Year came, it brought a lot of good cheer and so much hope for a better year! Although we survived the merry-go-round of the past year; foreign travel is still on hold as many countries are still in the grips of the pandemic. I won’t deny, though, that my family and I are itching to venture beyond Cambodia’s border again as soon as the restrictions ease, and fly swiftly back to the Philippines and France to reunite with our friends and families.

In spite of all these, we are fortunate enough to settle in a country where we can move quite easily – no lockdowns and no curfews – even during the raging pandemic. We still have the privilege of doing some wonderful COVID-safe day trips and we are keen to explore the nearby places that we have not seen yet.

So on January 3rd 2021, we decided to spend a day at Samathi Lake Resort, our first little escape of the year. My son and I hired a tuktuk while my husband followed us on his gigantic bike. It took us about 45 minutes to get there from the city center. As always we took precautions – wore our masks, and I brought 2 extra masks for each to change and 3 wee bottles of hand sanitizer in our cross body bags.

Samathi Lake Resort is a little hidden paradise, located in the northern part of Phnom Penh. The thing that we liked best about the place was the tranquility while we were there. There were only two groups of guests – my family and another family at the opposite side. We enjoyed relaxing in their outdoor restaurant – look at the view, enjoy the breeze, schmooze a little, read a book, eat (the food was just ok), drink, fish a while, etc – under a huge tree, facing towards the lovely lake and surrounded by a nice garden behind.

Besides the pool and the small gym, there was nothing else to do. However, we were lucky because one of their staff went fishing, so I asked her if we could rent the fishing equipment. It was nice of her to let me and my son enjoy fishing for free even for just a very short while. Husband was not really very interested because he got so caught up in reading his book while sipping a beer. It was fun when we caught the tiny fish. It would be nice though, if the resort could provide their guests with fishing equipment.

We stayed there until the stunning sun disappeared on the horizon. Then we drove back home. Overall, it was a nice little sweet escape to kick-start the New Year with new possibilities and opportunities around every corner.

Little Lilly Travel Tip:

  • If you wish to do fishing, bring your own fishing gear as the resort doesn’t provide any even for rent.

Surprise birthday staycation for my husband at Baitong Hotel and Resort

My husband celebrated his birthday on January 6th. While I was preparing for Christmas, I kept thinking, “What am I going to do for his birthday?” In case you can’t tell, I love surprises. So to make this surprise the most impactful, I knew I had to get him something to make him feel very special.

Months before his birthday, I sneakily tossed him the idea of staycation at a nice hotel. And each time I brought out the idea, I always got a “NO”. He found it nonsensical staying at a hotel (that is just 5 minutes from our home). However one thing I knew, he likes a place that is quiet, cozy and clean. In spite of his dislike about the idea, I still opted for booking an en-suite room at Baitong Hotel and Resort for his birthday staycation.

A day before his birthday, I told my husband and my son that I was going to take them to a dinner at Topaz Restaurant, and on the following day we would be going for a swim at Baitong. Due to heavy traffic jam on his birthday, we agreed not to dine out and instead I prepared a steak dinner at home. It was authentic and relaxed.

Can you spy the birthday boy? 🙂
Can you spy the birthday boy?

The Big Day

The day of the staycation was so exciting and quite nerve-wracking. I woke up giddy with excitement. I prepared everything we needed for a swim. Then, we had lunch. Since I was afraid to be embarrassed in public, five minutes before we left home for a “SWIM”, I told my husband that I actually book a room and that I already paid for it.  He didn’t look happy about it, and said that he wouldn’t stay there. I said we didn’t have to stay there if we didn’t like the place. So, off we went. When I looked at him, I thought that he didn’t believe me when I said that I booked a room, because I only packed our swimming stuff.

Soon after we got to the hotel, the staff accompanied us to our room, and as she opened the door, we were wowed. A few minutes later, we canvassed the whole place. Fortunately, my husband and my son found the place interesting, tidy, very quiet, and they told me that they agreed to stay there. So, we came back home to pack our stuff for staycation. I was elated to hear their approval!

The Hotel

Baitong Hotel and Resort is beautifully designed. We have been to many hotels in Phnom Penh, but we can honestly say that this hotel is by far one of our favorites. From the detail of the décor, the warm greetings we received from the friendly and helpful staff, the light that beamed through the large windows, the gorgeous grounds, the amazingly delicious food, the cool spiral staircases, the nice swimming pools, the lovely rooftop bar, a cozy room equipped with everything you need…it was impeccable. In addition to that it is located in the city centre, which is close to tons of restaurants, shops and several local attractions.

The Room

We stayed in an en-suite room. The design is simple but tasteful. It was spacious and sparkling clean. It had extra-large double bed, a cot (available upon request), premium linens, a large bathroom with a bath and walk-in showers with rainfall heads, a wardrobe, a mini bar, a safety deposit box, a balcony with magnificent pool view, an oversized sofa, a desk, a lounge seating, ironing facilities, a telephone, a flat-screen TV, and a wireless charger next to the bed. We wished we could take this whole setup home with us, especially the bathroom.

The Pool

All the pools are superb! My family and I loved the pools the moment we walked out to the pool area. Each pool has its unique charm. The balcony Jacuzzi was cute and romantic especially during the sunset, surrounded with lots of vegetation. We liked the Forest Pool for its stunning tropical surroundings even though the water was cold because it wasn’t too sunny when we were there. We enjoyed the Deck Pool the most – it’s very cool as it has a see-through glass floor: you can see all the way down to the reception area, and the water temperature was just right for us. It’s a perfect spot for sunbathing – it has sun loungers, parasols and low tables. The pool bar offered a good selection of food and beverages. On top of that, we loved the tranquility of the place especially since we had all the pools all to ourselves.

The Restaurant

The main restaurant at Baitong Hotel is Kuang Seafood. During the entire meal we kept saying “WOW”. The dishes were in generous proportion and delicious that we wanted to keep eating and eating. The free buffet breakfast offered a wide a selection of food. Good service and good food overlooking the city of Phnom Penh.

Overall, we enjoyed our little staycation – it was absolutely fantastic, relaxing and refreshing – and most of all my husband was over the moon by the surprise. We will definitely go back their again to enjoy the place. And if you are looking for a peaceful place to stay and relax in Phnom Penh, Baitong Hotel and Resort is for you.

Disclaimer: All ideas and opinions are mine. I do not work for Baitong Hotel. I wrote this post because my family and I had a beautiful time there.

Merry Christmas!

My family

Sending Christmas cheers far and wide! From my family to yours, Merry Christmas to all of you! Even though this year has been incredibly wild for all of us, I think keeping the right perspective with a grateful heart is very important! Wishing everyone a lovely Christmas time, and may the whispers of the wind this Christmas carry love, peace and joy, to you and to your family.

Tonle Bati: Weekend escape from the city

One of the things my husband and I enjoy doing here in Cambodia are motorbike trips to the countryside. Since my son moved here in the Penh, we haven’t had any motorbike trips to the countryside as the three of us wouldn’t fit safely on a motorbike anymore.

Since my husband and I wanted our son to have a closer look at the countryside, and experience what it’s like traveling with a semi-open vehicle on a dusty rough road, and give him a feel of a real adventure, I enthusiastically packed our lunches, then we excitedly hopped into the tuktuk (passapp) and headed 30km south of Phnom Penh to gleefully escape from the city. It took us about an hour and 30 minutes to get there.

Our first stop was at Ta Phrom Temple in Tonle Bati, built in 1200 CE by King Jayavarman. This Angkorian temple with Hindu Buddhist deities has the same name as the one in Ta Phrom in Siem Reap, they are different from each other, though. It is comparatively smaller when compared to Ta Phrom in Siem Reap, but had some beautiful carvings. We enjoyed our visit there, and as we strolled around the temple, we spied excellent charming specimen of Bayon art style like in the Bayon Temple in Siem Reap. We also glimpsed three headed elephants and a reclining Buddha on lintels of flora and story motifs, pediments, broken stones scattered close by. Although it’s a tiny temple, it’s in a good condition and a wonderful place to visit and explore. It was less frequented with tourist and locals alike, probably due to Covid-19 outbreak. It is certainly a secret treasure with interesting ruins to get away from the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh.

What made our experience in Tonle Bati’s Temple different from our temples visit in Siem Reap was the lush flowering shrubs inside and outside the temple. The blooming bushes provides gorgeous colors and definitely perks up the temple. As we sauntered around the place, we felt like we ambled in Cinderella’s fairy tale garden. It was beautiful!

Then we swung by to the nice picnic spot on the lake for lunch. We rented a floating hut adjoining the lake for $20 that included a mat and two hammocks. We enjoyed our packed lunches, took an afternoon siesta, relaxed and talked about everything under the sun. I saw many families enjoying their little detour from busy life. We were happy with the vibe and a lovely experience.

Two hours later, we drove back home. We had fun riding on the bumpy, dusty and busy roads. Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures, and exploring the unexplored is the most adventurous part of the traveler’s life. We arrived home just in time, as it started to rain cats and dogs as soon as we stepped in into our cozy place!

Chicken Salad with homemade mayo-mustard dressing

We love salad! Chicken salad is one of our go-to everyday salad! The mild saltiness of the cheddar cheese makes a sophisticated addition in the salad. Then drizzled in with homemade mayo-mustard dressing puts this salad over the top. The formula of our salad is very simple – there must be fresh greens, raw vegetables, hearty proteins, a generous amount of satisfying fats, and just a perfect splash of homemade salad dressing.

In spite of the healthy benefits that we can get from eating salad, we love it simply because we can always go creative with it – you can add in or swap different ingredients in order to personalize it to your taste. You can try it on a bed of mixed fresh vegetables or spread on top of crackers or stuffed in tortilla or on a croissant or on a sandwich. It’s so easy to make but it’s bursting with nutritious ingredients and full of flavors and textures – fresh, crunchy and tasty!

Here’s my recipe:

What you will need to make mayo-mustard dressing:

  • fresh lemon juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp of mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp of plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 1tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste

What you will need to make fried chicken breast:

  • 500 grams of chicken breast, boneless, skinless, and fatless
  • a cup of all-purpose flour
  • a cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 fresh chicken egg
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly cracked pepper, to taste

What you will need to make salad:

  • Romaine lettuce, washed and roughly cut.
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • ½ cup of corn
  • ½ cup of yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ cup carrot, cubed
  • ½ cup spring onion, sliced
  • 1 apple, peeled and cubed
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • ½ cup of cheddar cheese, cubed

How to make it:

  1. Prepare the mayo-mustard dressing.
  • Put in all the ingredients – lemon juice, mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, honey, olive oil – into a bowl.
  • Season with salt and freshly crashed pepper to taste
  • Whisk until everything is well combined.
  • Refrigerate until serving.
homemade mayo-mustard dressing
  1. Prepare the chicken breast.
  • Make sure the chicken breasts are washed and dried.
  • In the first bowl, put in a cup of all-purpose flour. Season with salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
  • In the second bowl, crack a fresh chicken egg. Make sure you wash before you crack it to remove the bacteria and germs in it. Season with salt and pepper. Then whisk to combine.
  • In the third bowl, put in a cup of breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Dip the chicken breast into the flour mixture. Next, dip it into the egg mixture. Lastly, dip it into the breadcrumbs mixture.
  • Put in sunflower in the frying pan, and heat up for about 2 minutes until you can see some tiny bubbles on the side.
  • Gently drop in the chicken and let it cook for about 4 minutes over a medium-low heat. Flip it over, and let it cook again for another 4 minutes. Turn it to the side and let it cook for another 2 minutes or until the chicken looks nice golden brown.
  • Once cooked, put it on the plate with paper towel to get rid of some oil while it’s cooling down.
  • Cut the chicken into bite slices and set aside.
  1. Putting together
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss in all the vegetables that you would like in your salad – Romaine Lettuce, shallots, corn, cherry tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, spring onion, carrots, apples and avocado.
  • Put in the sliced chicken breast on the bed of the fresh and organic vegetables.
  • Spread out cubed mild cheddar cheese.
  • Drizzle in homemade mayo-mustard cheese.
  • Serve, share and enjoy!

Slides and Splashtacular at Garden City Water Park

It’s been raining crazily for the past weeks, but when we checked the weather forecast two days before the weekend, we were thrilled as it showed good sunny weather for the weekend. So, husband and I planned to bring our son to Garden City Water Park for some crazy fun.

Garden City Water Park is the newest and the biggest water park in Phnom Penh. It has several parts that includes a 3 meter high man-made lagoon, water slides, a beautiful man-made waterfall, a children’s playground, steam and sauna facilities, and many more. It’s clean and there are many entertaining rides.

Since we heard that the food there is not really appetizing and exciting, we opted to grab a bite first before we headed to the water park and at 12.30PM we hopped in a tuktuk then off we went. It took us about an hour on the way in and about an hour on the way back.

After we changed into our swimming suits, my husband and my son grabbed a rubber ring and headed to the wave pool while I looked after our stuff. Husband and I took turns of looking after our stuff. When it was my turn, the waves, made me feel like I was in the sea.

From the beach we walked towards the slides. My husband and my son tried several spiral water slides, spiral slides combination and water house. My son also tried the flowrider. I only tried one water slide (the pink and purple one), it was already an adrenaline-pumping-ride for me. The end part was just incredible, and I found it the scariest part. I screamed. But it was okay. Nobody thought I was weird. The rides are crazy and wild. I just had to overcome my fears and I’m glad I did.

If you are a thrill seeker like us, you will love the fun at Garden City Water Park. My husband and my son favorite part was the exhilarating slides while I enjoyed drifting myself at the Lazy Mekong River.

We had so much fun and we were so hungry. We had some sandwiches, though it wasn’t that tasty, we gulped it down anyway. We were so exhausted that when we got home all we did was sat on the couch and crashed. That was really a good feeling, because the next day, we felt completely refreshed.

What a day! We certainly had loads of absolute undisturbed fun at the water park! The place is awesome. It definitely makes you happy and boosts your mood faster.

Little Lilly travel tips:

  • It is a nice and safe water park. There are many attentive lifeguard scattered everywhere.
  • You are not allowed to bring food inside. The food there is not really interesting (to say the least), so if I were you make sure your stomach is full before you go.

Archery: Bullseye Fun for the Family at CCC Phnom Penh

Since we needed a short break over the weekend, I thought that Archery was a great thing to do for the whole family. Plus, it’s one of those things I have always wanted to do but never had a chance till we did it a few weeks ago.

Archery at Cambodian Country Club in Phnom Penh
Archery at Cambodian Country Club in Phnom Penh

So, I called the reception at the Cambodian Country Club. When I learned that CCC wasn’t busy on that day, I immediately decided to book an archery range for us (just for me and my family).

Archery at Cambodian Country Club in Phnom Penh
Archery at Cambodian Country Club in Phnom Penh
Archery at Cambodian Country Club in Phnom Penh

We were the only visitors there at that time. It was quiet and calm. Before we started shooting, the assistant showed us how to do it. Then, we held our bow, got the arrow, and started firing. After firing all 5 arrows, the assistant collected the arrows back to us and we fired again.

Archery at Cambodian Country Club in Phnom Penh
Archery at Cambodian Country Club in Phnom Penh

We certainly had a blast and everyone had fun shooting arrows using a bow. It was satisfying.  My family and I really enjoyed it.

Little Lilly travel tips:

  • We paid $30 per person per hour.
  • The range was clean, but the bows were not in good condition.
  • The assistant didn’t speak English, but he tried to help and made sure we were having a good time.