Author Archives: Mark Cave

Turning “50”: A birthday dinner … and farewell and thank you.

This month, I celebrated my 50th birthday. My friends in Phenom Penh and I went to a wonderful seafood restaurant and feasted on fried garlic crab, steamed fish, and stir fried clams … all in all, a delicious meal and … Continue reading

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A sunrise at Banteay Chhmar temple

I took these photos on my third day visiting the temples. I was leaving that afternoon, so that morning I made sure to get up early. I wanted to take my last “sunrise” photos today before departing. That morning was … Continue reading

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The road to Banteay Chhmar temple

The Banteay Chmmar temple complex is in a remote area of northwest Cambodia, close to the border of Thailand. The nearset border crossing would be the town of Poipet. The closest town is Sisophon. The neighboring village and temple complex … Continue reading

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Dancing across Cambodia …

The sun is setting. And all across Cambodia, at innumerable parks and riverside promenades, people are dancing … Exercise and fitness are an important part of the new Cambodia’s mindset. “Exercise and you will be healthy and live a long … Continue reading

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Pailin: Phnom Yat

Any visitor to Pailin should include Phnom Yat. There is much here to see. This is also a perfect place to catch a sunset. After climbing the many stairs that lead up to the pagoda and other structures at the … Continue reading

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Frogs … and more frogs

If “frog” is one of your favorite dining delights, Cambodia will not disappoint you. “Frog On A Stick”: Sold by street vendors. Always served with a slice of lime! Pan fried spicy frog dish from the Asean restaurant, Battambang city. … Continue reading

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Motorbikes, motorbikes, motorbikes…

Motorbikes are the number one mode of transport across Cambodia. Not uncommon to see three persons (or more) aboard a single motorbike. Also not uncommon are the unimaginable huge loads that are carried on these two wheeled vehicles.

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Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles…

‘Bicycle Parking’ Hundreds and hundreds of bicycles. Best to avoid the “rush hour” when they all come pouring out of the school at once.

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Arrived Pailin: Frontier region on the border of Thailand

Clouds hung over the sky today. It had been raining most of the night. Ahead of me was the northeastern edge of the Cardamon mountains. Up and through those mountains was the city of Pailin, a frontier city on the … Continue reading

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Battambang: “Flat for Rent”

I saw this posted at one of the cafes in Battambang today: Flat for Rent ————- Centre of town. Located on Street 2.5, near Indian Restaurant. First Floor, with small balcony. Kitchen, bedroom, and main living room. Semi-Furnished, comes with … Continue reading

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