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Photos: Cambodia, First Go (sort of)

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

You’ve seen how we got to Phnom Penh, and you’ve herad about the majesty of Angkor. Now, see it with your own eyes (through the eyes of Bec and me, and through the lens of our dodgy camera)

Royal Palace. The number one tourist attraction in Phmon Penh: The Royal Palace. It is an amazing garden featuring some towering palaces. Well worth the visit. view image

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Phnom Penh: The Streets

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Phnom Penh is a crazy city.

I came to this conclusion after Bec and I began walking randomly through the streets on our first morning there, and after turning down a side street found ourselves in the midst of a chaotic street market. The entire street was swamped with people, animals, and food, all protected from the harsh sun by dirty, barely-held-together umbrellas set up along the length of the road. Walking in a straight line through this hive of activity was impossible – simply walking through at all was a challenge; just when you thought you’d got yourself some space to stop and take it all in, a moped would toot at you to get out of the way, and somehow snake past without taking out all your toes. And the smells; whoa, the smells. We went from delightfully sucking in the fresh smell of jasmine, to battling not to dry-wretch as the stench of raw meat and rubbish lying out in the sun intruded on our senses.

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