Cambodia, Cambodian Cooking

Teaching Tourists How To Cook Tarantulas In Cambodia

TJamon-Mokeaching Tourists How to Cook Tarantulas in Cambodia

BY Anne Field  For Forbes

You can call it the Airbnb of unusual travel experiences. But that wouldn’t really do this social enterprise justice.

Backstreet Academy is a one-year-old peer-to-peer online platform through which tourists visiting Asia can sign up for experiences unique to that locale, activities the usual sightseer wouldn’t take part in. (Examples: cooking tarantulas, which apparently is a big thing in Cambodia; fishing on the Mekong; wood carving in Kathmandu; wine-making in Laos.)