Behind the Scenes in Cambodia

Go behind-the-scenes with Tony Bourdain and the crew of No Reservations in Cambodia.

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Some of the free planters, decorative items and building materials we left behind in Laos. 960 1280

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Cameraman Zach Zamboni in standard sleeping position. 960 1280

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Condiments of Laos: soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, chili paste, fish paste, a roll of toilet paper. 960 1280

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How we shoot driving scenes: me on scooter, Zach riding backwards on another scooter. Safety first! 960 1280

  

Asian #7. Director/producer/cameraman and sometimes extra, Paul Cabana. Easily one of the best at the job. 960 1280

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In keeping with Zach's ongoing obsession with riding backwards on moving objects -- seen here rear-mounted on an elephant. 960 1280

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And it really does feel disturbingly scrotal up there -- like reverse tea-bagging a recently man-scaped giant. 960 1280

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Todd Leibler, slipping with each episode more deeply into the cesspit of alcoholism, takes some on-the-job lao-lao. 960 1280

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Laos Journal  8 Photos

This made so-so TV, but it'll make a GREAT lawsuit. All the pain and humiliation -- you just can't put a price on that. 960 1280

  

The Salton Sea, a tragic, absurdo and eerily beautiful post-apocalyptic one-time wonderland in the middle of the desert. 960 1280

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We're Not Worthy! Mike, Chris, Jared, Jerry, me and Todd in a moment of total hero-worship with Alice Cooper. 960 1280

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The production vehicle about halfway through the shoot: It looked like a pair of goats had been copulating in the back. 960 1280

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Ted Nugent shows me the M-60 machine gun. Pretty much an argument ender. 960 1280

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Should I? Or shouldn't I? I contemplate firing a nuclear missile at an unsuspecting neutral country of fondue dippers. 960 1280

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Jerry Risius ponders his imminently free steak. 960 1280

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Red wine and beef jerky. Tastes like ... victory. 960 1280

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The shooting party. Me, Ted and some seriously wounded Iraq vets, having fun at Chez Nugent. 960 1280

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Anthony Bourdain at the Sleigh Bells Crawfish Cookout in Austin, TX
Anthony Bourdain at the Sleigh Bells Crawfish Cookout in Austin, TX

Anthony Bourdain at the Sleigh Bells Crawfish Cookout in Austin, TX

Anthony Bourdain talks with Sleigh Bells production manager/cook Ryan Primack (on Tony’s left) at the Sleigh Bells Crawfish Cookout in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Tony and the No Reservations crew on the Digital Debauchery panel at South by Southwest in Austin, TX.

Tony and the No Reservations crew on the Digital Debauchery panel at South by Southwest in Austin, TX.

Tony and the No Reservations crew on the Digital Debauchery panel at South by Southwest in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain gets a tattoo in Austin, TX

Tony Bourdain gets a tattoo in Austin, TX

Tony gets a tattoo from Sleigh Bell's touring guitarist, Jason Boyer, in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Tony shotguns a beer with the crew from Sleigh Bells in Austin, TX.

Tony shotguns a beer with the crew from Sleigh Bells in Austin, TX.

Tony shotguns a beer with the crew from Sleigh Bells in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Tony dives with sharks at Oceanworld Manly in Sydney

Tony dives with sharks at Oceanworld Manly in Sydney

Tony dives with sharks at Oceanworld Manly in Sydney. 960 1280

  

Tony and Matt Moran share a meal at Chiswick restaurant in Sydney

Tony and Matt Moran share a meal at Chiswick restaurant in Sydney

Tony and Matt Moran share a meal at Chiswick restaurant in Sydney. 960 1280

  

Tony and chef Ludo Lefebvre visit butcher Patrick Picard in Burgundy, France

Tony and chef Ludo Lefebvre visit butcher Patrick Picard in Burgundy, France

Tony and chef Ludo Lefebvre visit butcher Patrick Picard in Burgundy, France. 960 1280

  

Ludo's friends teach Tony a French drinking song in Burgundy

Ludo's friends teach Tony a French drinking song in Burgundy

Ludo's friends teach Tony a French drinking song in Burgundy. 960 1280

  

Tony and Ludo play petanque with some locals in Burgundy, France

Tony and Ludo play petanque with some locals in Burgundy, France

Tony and Ludo play petanque with some locals in Burgundy, France. 960 1280

  

Tony eyes the spit-roasted lechon at Lechonera El Monumento in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Tony eyes the spit-roasted lechon at Lechonera El Monumento in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Tony is impressed by the spit-roasted lechon at Lechonera El Monumento in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 960 1280

  

Tony and camerman Jerry Risius at El Cabito in the Dominican Republic

Tony and camerman Jerry Risius at El Cabito in the Dominican Republic

Tony and camerman Jerry Risius at El Cabito in the Dominican Republic. 960 1280

  

Tony and Ivan Herrera arrive by helicopter to Playa Rincon, Dominican Republic

Tony and Ivan Herrera arrive by helicopter to Playa Rincon, Dominican Republic

Tony and Ivan Herrera arrive by helicopter to Playa Rincon, Dominican Republic. 960 1280

  

Tony enjoys a sandwich from Barraca Uruguay on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Tony enjoys a sandwich from Barraca Uruguay on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Tony enjoys a sandwich from Barraca Uruguay on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. 960 1280

  

Tony with Rio native, Dolores, at Mirante da Prainha

Tony with Rio native, Dolores, at Mirante da Prainha

Tony with Rio native, Dolores, at Mirante da Prainha. 960 1280

  

Tony hangs with some children from Rocinha as they fly kites on Paulo Amendoim's rooftop in Rio de Janeiro

Tony hangs with some children from Rocinha as they fly kites on Paulo Amendoim's rooftop in Rio de Janeiro

Tony hangs with some children from Rocinha as they fly kites on Paulo Amendoim's rooftop in Rio de Janeiro. 960 1280

  

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Some of the free planters, decorative items and building materials we left behind in Laos. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Cameraman Zach Zamboni in standard sleeping position. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Condiments of Laos: soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, chili paste, fish paste, a roll of toilet paper. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

How we shoot driving scenes: me on scooter, Zach riding backwards on another scooter. Safety first! 960 1280

  

Asian #7. Director/producer/cameraman and sometimes extra, Paul Cabana. Easily one of the best at the job. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

In keeping with Zach's ongoing obsession with riding backwards on moving objects -- seen here rear-mounted on an elephant. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

And it really does feel disturbingly scrotal up there -- like reverse tea-bagging a recently man-scaped giant. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Todd Leibler, slipping with each episode more deeply into the cesspit of alcoholism, takes some on-the-job lao-lao. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

This made so-so TV, but it'll make a GREAT lawsuit. All the pain and humiliation -- you just can't put a price on that. 960 1280

  

The Salton Sea, a tragic, absurdo and eerily beautiful post-apocalyptic one-time wonderland in the middle of the desert. 960 1280

Jared Andrukanis  

We're Not Worthy! Mike, Chris, Jared, Jerry, me and Todd in a moment of total hero-worship with Alice Cooper. 960 1280

Jared Andrukanis  

The production vehicle about halfway through the shoot: It looked like a pair of goats had been copulating in the back. 960 1280

Jared Andrukanis  

Ted Nugent shows me the M-60 machine gun. Pretty much an argument ender. 960 1280

Jared Andrukanis  

Should I? Or shouldn't I? I contemplate firing a nuclear missile at an unsuspecting neutral country of fondue dippers. 960 1280

Jared Andrukanis  

Jerry Risius ponders his imminently free steak. 960 1280

Jared Andrukanis  

Red wine and beef jerky. Tastes like ... victory. 960 1280

Jared Andrukanis  

The shooting party. Me, Ted and some seriously wounded Iraq vets, having fun at Chez Nugent. 960 1280

Jared Andrukanis  

Anthony Bourdain at the Sleigh Bells Crawfish Cookout in Austin, TX

Anthony Bourdain at the Sleigh Bells Crawfish Cookout in Austin, TX

Anthony Bourdain talks with Sleigh Bells production manager/cook Ryan Primack (on Tony’s left) at the Sleigh Bells Crawfish Cookout in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Tony and the No Reservations crew on the Digital Debauchery panel at South by Southwest in Austin, TX.

Tony and the No Reservations crew on the Digital Debauchery panel at South by Southwest in Austin, TX.

Tony and the No Reservations crew on the Digital Debauchery panel at South by Southwest in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain gets a tattoo in Austin, TX

Tony Bourdain gets a tattoo in Austin, TX

Tony gets a tattoo from Sleigh Bell's touring guitarist, Jason Boyer, in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Tony shotguns a beer with the crew from Sleigh Bells in Austin, TX.

Tony shotguns a beer with the crew from Sleigh Bells in Austin, TX.

Tony shotguns a beer with the crew from Sleigh Bells in Austin, TX. 960 1280

  

Tony dives with sharks at Oceanworld Manly in Sydney

Tony dives with sharks at Oceanworld Manly in Sydney

Tony dives with sharks at Oceanworld Manly in Sydney. 960 1280

  

Tony and Matt Moran share a meal at Chiswick restaurant in Sydney

Tony and Matt Moran share a meal at Chiswick restaurant in Sydney

Tony and Matt Moran share a meal at Chiswick restaurant in Sydney. 960 1280

  

Tony and chef Ludo Lefebvre visit butcher Patrick Picard in Burgundy, France

Tony and chef Ludo Lefebvre visit butcher Patrick Picard in Burgundy, France

Tony and chef Ludo Lefebvre visit butcher Patrick Picard in Burgundy, France. 960 1280

  

Ludo's friends teach Tony a French drinking song in Burgundy

Ludo's friends teach Tony a French drinking song in Burgundy

Ludo's friends teach Tony a French drinking song in Burgundy. 960 1280

  

Tony and Ludo play petanque with some locals in Burgundy, France

Tony and Ludo play petanque with some locals in Burgundy, France

Tony and Ludo play petanque with some locals in Burgundy, France. 960 1280

  

Tony eyes the spit-roasted lechon at Lechonera El Monumento in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Tony eyes the spit-roasted lechon at Lechonera El Monumento in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Tony is impressed by the spit-roasted lechon at Lechonera El Monumento in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 960 1280

  

Tony and camerman Jerry Risius at El Cabito in the Dominican Republic

Tony and camerman Jerry Risius at El Cabito in the Dominican Republic

Tony and camerman Jerry Risius at El Cabito in the Dominican Republic. 960 1280

  

Tony and Ivan Herrera arrive by helicopter to Playa Rincon, Dominican Republic

Tony and Ivan Herrera arrive by helicopter to Playa Rincon, Dominican Republic

Tony and Ivan Herrera arrive by helicopter to Playa Rincon, Dominican Republic. 960 1280

  

Tony enjoys a sandwich from Barraca Uruguay on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Tony enjoys a sandwich from Barraca Uruguay on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Tony enjoys a sandwich from Barraca Uruguay on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. 960 1280

  

Tony with Rio native, Dolores, at Mirante da Prainha

Tony with Rio native, Dolores, at Mirante da Prainha

Tony with Rio native, Dolores, at Mirante da Prainha. 960 1280

  

Tony hangs with some children from Rocinha as they fly kites on Paulo Amendoim's rooftop in Rio de Janeiro

Tony hangs with some children from Rocinha as they fly kites on Paulo Amendoim's rooftop in Rio de Janeiro

Tony hangs with some children from Rocinha as they fly kites on Paulo Amendoim's rooftop in Rio de Janeiro. 960 1280

  

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