Monk Taking A Rest
I thought this was a great shot with a monk resting in the shade at the top of the Elephant Terrace at Angkor Wat
In Battambang, Cambodia, a specialty is the sticky rice cooked in bamboo. This one is cooked with some beans for a little extra flavor (and it looks good too).
This is a staple of the Cambodian diet. Sometimes referred to as Cambodian cheese because it is similar to their diet as cheese would be to ours. It couldn't be much different though. It is actually a fish paste that is made by chopping up the fish (as seen in the picture) adding salt and water and letting it ferment until it forms a paste. It can be kept for a long time and it is used in soups and other Cambodian dishes.
One of the highlights of going to Battambang is taking a ride on the bamboo train. Here you can see my group riding one of the cars. It is powered by a small engine.
Time to Move the Train
The track that the train runs on is a single track. So if a car is coming the other way, someone has to move. They disassemble the train by taking the cart apart. They move the part we sit on, then the wheels on the axle and let the other cars pass and then reassemble the car to continue.
Don't Forget the Wheels!
Make sure that the wheels get moved too!
Resting on the Job
This lady was taking a break from sweeping at Angkor Wat early one morning.
They were making rice balls at one of the restaurants I visited. They start with a ball of sticky rice (golf ball size) and drop it in the hot oil where they have to keep it moving.
Rice Balls Continued
As they keep cooking the ball expands and eventually looks like this.
Balloon Ride- Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat has a balloon that is on a fixed line. You go up and get a great view of the Angkor Wat complex.
View from the top
This is looking down the line to the ground from the top.
Have you ever tasted rat? Well it was on the menu at this stall in Cambodia.
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