Bicycle on a Houseboat
This kid is on his bicycle on a house boat on the Tonle Sap River in Cambodia. The boat is surrounded by water so I am not sure where he thinks he is going?
This Catholic Church is also part of the floating villages that are on the Tonle Sap Lake.
Baked Goat Udders Anyone?
I was in Mui Ne Beach in Vietnam for a couple of days between trips and came across this restaurant. I am sure that your mouth is watering with the thought of having some baked goat udders!!
Fishing Boats on Mui Ne Beach
Fishing boats coming in from a successful day on the water.
Chau Doc Cyclos
The cyclos in Chau Doc, Vietnam are different than those in other parts of the country. Here there is an old bicycle that is attached to a cart in the back that carries passengers to their destinations.
And Look What the Cyclo Can Carry
This was taken in Chau Doc as well. They are not only for carrying passengers but for carrying anything and everything that can fit on one!!
Usually we think of Asia as having rice, rice and more rice. But right now is corn season so all these stalls pop up along the side of the road selling steamed corn on the cob. You just pull your motorbike up, order a few ears and off you go.
New Signs at Angkor
You may remember the signs in the bathroom at Angkor Wat depicting how to use a western toilet. Most of the old signs have disappeared and they have just started replacing them with new signs. For those of you who haven't been to Asia before, they use a hose with a sprayer instead of toilet paper. This picture is telling you what not to do with the sprayer, as well as how to use that western toilet.
If you drive a motorbike (which it seems about 90% of the population in Asia does) then you will need to fill up with petrol. There are real gas stations as we know them at home but if you are away from the city or just don't want to go a kilometer down the road you can always stop at a road side stall for a liter. As you can see they reuse bottle such as coke bottles and for some reason Johnny Walker bottles are in high demand for petrol.
Monk at Bantei Serei
This was a monk coming out of a temple at Angkor Wat. The orange robes stand out among the temples.
One of the highlights of coming to Angkor Wat is climbing to the top to see the views of the area. This is one of my groups posing at the top of the stairs.
Two weeks later
Exactly two weeks later I went back to Angkor Wat and this is what we faced. Not sure if something happened or if they are doing some renovation work. Even our local guide did not know anything about it. He had been there 2 days earlier and there was no problem going up the stairs.
A group of workers from the temples are stopping to have a lunch break on the edge of pool by Baphoun Temple.
Can You Say Mud?
We take the a bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok on what is known as the disco road. The section from Siem Reap to the border of Thailand is the worse and you can be bumping all over the place. Rumor has it that Bangkok Airways paid the government not to pave the road because they are the only airline that flies Siem Reap to Bangkok direct. There are road works going on right now but I don't know if it will ever be paved. This week one section had a large amount of rain and it caused a huge traffic jam about an hour out of Siem Reap.
A Little Push...
The bus made it finally with a little push from some of my passengers. I dutifully stayed in the bus and took pictures!!
The Picture I Have Been Waiting For..
I was walking down the street in Phnom Phen and finally was able to snap the shot I have been trying to get. Usually by the time I count the number of passengers it is too late to get the camera out before snapping the picture.
Yes, that is 6 on the motorbike!!
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