Monthly Archives: November 2011

Just little ol’ me

Taking it slow today and just hanging out at the hotel, after a bike ride back to the Russian Market, for more exploration and food tasting. The rest of the day…. did nothing. …to rest up for a big concert … Continue reading

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Buddhist Blessings on the River

Every year, for three days, Khmers from all over Cambodia come to PP to celebrate the “Water Festival”… three days of festivities, religious ceremonies, carnivals and fair rides, celebrations, and fireworks. An amazing three days of activity… and at night, … Continue reading

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Quick snack and shopping at the Russian Market

The Russian Market (named because it was where the Russians used to come and shop when they were in PP). Every type of object, t-shirt, decor items, religious items, motorcycle parts, gadgets, fake foreign goods, movie DVDs (illegal copies) for … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Foreign Correspondants Club on the river

A much needed break from cycling around town… lunch at the Foreign Correspondants Club (known simply now as the “FCC”). It was here that journalists from around the world took protection from the arriving Khmer Rouge, while at the same … Continue reading

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Morning breakfast…

Just finished a very relaxing morning breakfast… over 2 1/2 hours of chatting with new friends, etc. And in a setting like this, what’s the rush??

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Waiting for a “moto” flat to get repaired, Cambodian style…

My moto guide and I got TWO flats in one short day. Oh well. Gave us time to chat, hangout, and go eat at a local khmer restaurant….

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On the way to see Cambodian Independence Day fireworks

Cambodian traffic can get a bit crowded…. but I was told this was “light” traffic.  LOL

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Now in Cambodia!

Well, after a flight from hell, which I thought would never end, and has to have been THE MOST difficult international travel ever, I arrived. The good news.  All went well.   And the “Cambodian vibe” is _exactly_ as my research … Continue reading

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