Farewell Cambodia

Trip Start Oct 30, 2012
Trip End May 30, 2013

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Flag of Cambodia  , Ratanakiri Province,
Sunday, December 2, 2012

A few final thoughts and photos as we leave...Thailand might be marketed as the land of smiles, but I think Cambodia has it beat!

  • scoop bucket 'showers'
  • women wearing pj's as casual clothing
  • tiny children on gigantic bicycles
  • shops dedicated to communally watching television
  • beautiful skies
  • soup with every meal
  • chickens with chicks everywhere
  • electricity from 6pm-10pm
  • naked children running around shouting out 'hello!'
  • medical face masks are fashion accessories
  • horns that actually wear out from use
  • scented tissues on the tables
  • water buffalo
  • banana deep fried in sticky rice
  • immovable teak furniture
  • Fuel barrels covered in blankets and umbrellas so they don't explode in the heat
  • blocks of ice dripping off the backs of motor bikes
  • red dust covering everything
  • geckos
  • complimentary tea
  • wedding celebrations everywhere!
  • driving on the wrong side of the road
  • children using banana leaves as umbrellas
  • rice drying along the side of the road
  • first introduction to iced coffee
  • scorpions
  • the smell of burning garbage
  • 6 year olds driving mopeds
  • ox carts piled high with sheaves of rice
  • hanging laundry on barbed wire so it doesn't blow away
  • hardest downpours of rain i've ever seen
  • drinking fermented rice water out of a jar
  • cooking in bamboo and banana leaves
  • more mobile phone shops per capita than...well, I don't have a good analogy, but each street must have 3 or 4...
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