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