July 21, 2005

Images of Cambodia

Culinary delights for the uncompromising palate.

Welcome to Cambodia (overland crossing at Poipet border).

All manner of vendors and sellers descend upon stopped vehicles.

View from the back of a tuk-tuk of some lakeside dwellings in Siem Reap.

Angkor Wat, in the Angkor Archaeological Zone

Bayon, in the Angkor Archaeological Zone

Ta Phrom, in the Angkor Archaeological Zone

Ta Phrom. These massive root systems have been removed from the other Angkor sites, but the French left them during their administration of this particular site.

With frequent and strong rains during the monsoon seasons, houses are typically raised off the ground.

Roadside gas station in the provinces

Gas station in Phnom Penh around the corner from my first apartment

The local barber shop

Psar Toul Tum Pung, or Russian Market. The Russian population in Phnom Penh frequented this market in the 1980s so it was named such.

Independence Monument, the most easily recognized landmark in Phnom Penh.

Elephant Sambo being taken for a walk on the riverside in Phnom Penh.

The Royal Palace


John said...

Love the photos-except the first one.

ChiyoDad said...

Stumbled across your blog. Nicely done.

Regarding the first photo, one must get one's protein wherever it's available. What was the texture like?

John said...

Nice Pictures! Looks like Keith had a great time! :)

Macapuno Rising said...

Hi--I'm not the one in the photo eating the delecticious bugger. The crazy dude who gobbled 'em up said that the texture of the body was meaty and the legs crispy. It has smoky flavor to it, and tasted like it was fried with garlic, lemongrass, and some other herbs. He said the crickets had a nutty taste to them.

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