Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pictures from Phnom Penh

My first blog post from Cambodia was going to describe what it's like to take 21 hours worth of flights in one day.  After I began writing, I realized it can be described simply: it's long.  I got to watch "The Muppets," the Anchorage airport wasn't that exciting, the Taipei airport is huge with a lot of upscale shops, and it was a really long day.  When we got to our guesthouse in Phnom Penh, I curled up in bed and slept for about fourteen hours.

Today, Eric and I got up and began to walk around the city.  Here are photos from the temple Wat Phnom:

Looking down at the entrance to the temple
I didn't step inside, but I could hear music.
Along the side of the temple
There were paths in the green around the bottom of the hill.
As we walked up to the temple, you could smell the flowers.
My first meal in Phnom Penh, chicken Amok:

The chicken is cooked in coconut milk and spices
then served in a banana leaf bowl.
We set out to find Eric a replacement camera cord and ended up at a six-story shopping mall.  It was every middle school girl's dream.

The sparkling lights hanging down in the center seemed like it would be
especially attractive to the fourteen-year-old girl set.
From there, we found our way to the Central Market.  It's filled with dozens of little stalls, selling everything from extremely glittery jewelry to housewares. 

A woman sells flowers in a stall between two shops for household items.
Inside the Central Market
There's been a lot to see so far!  I'll keep posting photos as we go!

Have you ever been to Southeast Asia?
What markets from anywhere in the world do you like?

8 comments:

  1. Ah! So excited for you guys! Your food looks amazing!

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  2. Looks fun :) where are you off to next? Will you be trying to find work during your time in Asia too?
    I have not been to Asia, but my dad used to go all the time for work, mostly to Taipei, Hong Kong, China, and Japan.

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  3. Aunt Beth - Uncle BeauMarch 22, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Wonderful photos - it will be fun to follow your adventures. Can't wait to hear more. Stay safe.

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    1. Thank you! I hope when I'm back in the US I can head out your way. I hope you're doing well!

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    2. Aunt Beth -Uncle BeauMarch 23, 2012 at 3:50 PM

      You are welcome to stop by anytime you are back in the US - we would love to have you visit!

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  4. Beautiful photos...keep an album just on meals...looked delicious! We are traveling with you in spirit... Tante Marie and Uncle Bill

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  5. "We set out to find Eric a replacement camera cord and ended up at a six-story shopping mall. It was every middle school girl's dream." Yes! Great sense of humor, and truth. Keep up the great work, LC. I'll be reading!

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    1. Thank you! I'm always happy that you are! I hope your readings and events are going well!

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