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Inside the National Museum court yard.  Visitors are not allowed to photograph the statuary housed inside the building.

Distant Relatives in Flesh and Stone

peter barnes - pdbarnes [375]

The National Museum seemed like a good place to get our cultural bearings. And it was, meaning it was the first in a long line of the unexpected in Cambodia.

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Economy | Culture | Travel | Photography | People | War & Conflict | Art | Ancient History
One of the Quay Hotel's many killer breakfasts.  This is a divine combination of banana pancakes, peanut praline sauce and dollop of butter lightly altered mysterious and French ways.

Courteous Chaos on the Streets

peter barnes - pdbarnes [375]

Cambodia is changing fast. The genteel disregard for traffic rules may not last long. For the moment it is an image of a nation getting things done with insufficient horsepower.

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Economy | Culture | Travel | Photography | People
Preparing for early morning fishing  on the river.

The Completely Naked Lady

peter barnes - pdbarnes [375]

Is it unusual for a woman to be nude in public before dawn? Wait - is that a woman or not? What an interesting place Phnom Penh is!

Destinations: Phnom Penh
Topics: Culture | People
The rapids on the Nam Khan River were a little more challenging than I thought

Kayaking Adventure

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Kayaking down the Nam Khan River near Luang Prabang in Laos...

Destinations: Vientiane | Luang Prabang | Laos | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Travel | National Parks | Adventure | 20th Century History | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | People | Beaches & Resorts | Agriculture | Sports | Nature
Monks are given rice by faithful women  on their early morning walk through Luang Prabang

Sticky Rice

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

After living in Asia for three years I thought I had tried every kind of rice dish imaginable. Laos held proved me wrong.

Destinations: Vientiane | Pakxan | Luang Prabang | Vang Vieng | Savannakhet | Pakxe | Luang Namtha | Laos | Plain of Jars | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Economy | Food | Culture | People | Working Abroad | Agriculture | Shopping
Communist leader Kaysone's whiskey bottle and glass

A Communist Leader Hat Trick

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

An athlete who scores three goals in a game is said to have achieved a hat trick. In Laos I visited my third Communist Leader memorial. My hat trick accomplishment was a rather surreal experience.

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Adventure | Religion | 20th Century History | Traditions | War & Conflict | Architecture

A Brush With Death in Upcountry Laos

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,448]

Although the Mekong River offers a peaceful backdrop, even paradise cannot mask the pain of family members losing a loved one. David Calleja reports from Savannakhet, Laos.

Destinations: Savannakhet | Laos
Topics: Travel | People
Opium pipes, picture frames, and carvings. Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Marketing Phnom Penh (Part 1)

Robert Tompkins - rtompkins [4,382]

A visit to one of Phnom Penh's three major phsars -- traditional markets: Phsar Toul Tom Poung, referred to by all as the Russian Market...

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Food | People

Cosmetic surgery in Cambodia

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,638]

PHNOM PENH, April 3, 2009 - Phorn Lisa isn't just prepared to go under the knife for a new nose -- she's willing to risk her health. "I’m very afraid, but ready for it," said the...

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: People
Working the River in Phnom Penh

People and Places in Phnom Penh

Ian Miller - fusion07 [255]

Phnom Penh in many ways is a thriving and vibrant city, with its many Old Colonial French buildings and great night life. I have visited it many times and absolutely love the place.

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Photography | Architecture
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