Friday, 21 October 2011

a picture says a thousand words (when Jordan can't be bothered to)

As I mentioned in my last post, we had traveled to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia...we aren't there any more of course. We move around way too fast for me to write about a place before we leave it. But Phnom Penh is a great city. It is thriving and energetic but it isn't overwhelming or too insane. It is also set on a river, and cities on the water are my favourite things.

a tourist boat on the river...

....a main street and an old building. i thought it was pretty

it's edging toward dusk on a street lined with sidewalk eateries and barbers...

the market where we ate our fish porridge with noodles for breakfast...surprisingly un-disgusting

After we decided the heat was too much for us in a city we could not swim in, we caught a bus down to Sihanoukville, a backpacker beach town on Cambodia's coast. This would be a very relaxed place if it were anywhere but Asia...the are constantly numerous hands stretched towards you asking for money for one thing or another and for some reason the proprietors of relaxed, beach front restaurants strewn with comfy chairs insist on blaring horrible Western dance music. So you feel like a walking ATM moving to the beat of a ridiculous soundtrack. But a beach is still a beach. And it is incredibly lovely.

No comments:

Post a Comment