Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Siem Reap city center

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Gemma and Angus on tuk tuk. This was how we got around Siem Reap during our visit.

I am still in the process of getting all of our pictures posted from our trip to Siem Reap. It was such a great vacation for us and we really enjoyed our time there I really wanted to make sure to share my photos.

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On our way into town, they had gotten quite a bit of rain and their drainage system wasn't quite up for the job.

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There was a great market in the city center which was part wet market, part souvenir, arts and crafty stuff. We spent many days walking around checking things out. Angus was quite intrigued by the pig's heads while I was quite intrigued with all of the beautiful silk!

We spent quite a bit of time in the city center shopping and eating fabulous food! They had a great selection of food from all around Asia. We ate their traditional Khemer food, which I thought was really nice tasting and very different from Chinese, Thai, and Indian food. Jonny ordered a dish and when it came out with a little bit of cheese on top I thought it was very strange for Asian food. I guess the cheese comes from the French who first colonized Cambodia.

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We were walking down the street and I saw this woman with a basket on her head. We got a little closer and realized it was a basket of crabs on her head!

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We took a stroll besides the river and their were lots of Buddhist monks walking by. I thought it was such a peaceful beautiful site.

1 comment:

Maura said...

Amazing pictures! Breathtaking. Thanks for the update via email.
Love ya!