Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Leisure Afternoon in Cambodia

Phenom Penh Hotel, Scandania

Bev in front of a great Espresso Shop

Carrying their lunch buckets

Outdoor market pics
Typical butcher is a women and they sit up next to the cutting block

Mangos for sale

I saw many wires like this!

Typical Money Exchange, not really needed for us as US $ are widely accepted and preferred

Typical Housing that can be seen everywhere out of the cities.
Some are open on the ground floor others have been closed in for additional living.

Lots of transportation options

Mopeds carry one to six from a family!
The people sitting side saddle are paying for a ride.

Roadside Gas Station
Going home after school

Over our break this last week we travel with four other couples to Cambodia. We stayed at a very fun boutique hotel for two days in Phnom Penh. Then we took a bus and traveled to Siem Reap, the location of the Angkor temples. Here are some pictures for you to get a feel for what it is like in Cambodia. All of us where quite impressed. Cambodia is in a major transitional time. Opening up for trourist and travel at the same time it has much work to rebuild the country and its infastructure. As an example the road to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh. So from the capital to the most important tourist attraction in the country a little over 200 km. took over 6 hours by bus. Well the road was paved most of the way but avoiding the potholes farm animals, bikes, motorbikes and other devices made for a very swervey ride. We opted to take the 45 min. plane ride back to Phnom Penh.