Hello Madam, motorbike?

Trip Start May 17, 2009
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Trip End Dec 21, 2009


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Volunteer house

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

A collection of bits and pieces from my time in Phnom Penh – local sights, parties, friends, bars, wats. THINGS I'LL MISS

Everyone involved at the school and volunteer house

The chaotic traffic and never knowing what you will see next on a moto (Who would have thought I could reflect on this so fondly?)

The veeery handsome Cambodian men and their beautifully-shaped hands– although can’t say I dig the long fingernail on the little finger (for cosmetic purposes I’m told)

The modesty of both men and women alike – there is something pure and innocent about it that carries through to the way they conduct friendships between sexes

Locals wearing long sleeves and jumpers to keep the skin from darkening

Coffee Korner – my home away from home for 3 months.  Thanks for the Wifi. 

The little old toothless man at the end of the street who smiles and giggles every day as we walk past.   Same goes for the lady at the shop on the corner from the school

Del Gusto restaurant and its chilling out atmosphere

Women in pyjamas all day long

$2 manicures and pedicures from Sisters

THINGS I WON’T

Smelly river – why do tuk-tuk drivers insist on taking the route past the foulest canal? And how do restaurants continue to trade when they are set up beside it?

The heat in the marketplaces

The embarrassment of taking a sweat shower in just about every class at Conversations with Foreigners

The smell of my pillow – way too many sweaty volunteer heads have been on that thing

Not being able to buy moisturizer without whitening cream in it

WIERD THINGS

A full-size refrigerator being carried on a cyclo.

Olympic Stadium dancersize

People going swimming fully clothed – yes, I mean in jeans.

The druggie up the street crashed out on the swingseat with a hypodermic hanging out of his stomach

Stepping on a rat on the way to Rory’s Bar

Motorbike carrying a double bed mattress

Women riding atop their metal tucker boxes on the back of a motorbike

Raw liver chunks (or chunks of blood we were told) on top of noodle soup

Clothing washed and hung outside all the places of business
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shanemilli
shanemilli on

wow
looks like you had a pretty amazing time Marg. Hope the next adventure is just as memorable

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