Our trip to Cambodia began in Phnom Penh and right from day one we got to explore the Markets, Temples and River life. We stayed at the Ohana Hotel which had the local markets right at our front door
The Markets where filled with Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Meat, Fish still flopping around and Crabs escaping from there buckets. The Streets where completely taken over as could be seen from the roof of the Hotel. Walking through the markets was quite a challenge as even as crowded as it was Scooters were still making their way through. Directly behind our hotel there was an active lavish temple. This Holyman gave us a Blessing in a small temple though judging by his attire I'm not sure of his credentials. He was very happy and friendly however. Along the River was a large area mainly used for Exercise. Plenty of people were out practicing their Kung Fu along with Joggers etc.
From the Roof of our Hotel we often enjoyed the spectacle over Breakfast
Despite being in the city local fisherman work and live right along the banks This lady was collecting "Morning Glory" a plant used in cooking. This was one of the few examples of Safety I saw in Cambodia but I was not sure it was warranted. He must have thought he was going to land a monster. :) I spotted a child trying to catch a sparrow. I later learned that the birds are sold to be set free in an effort to gain better Karma This Gentleman was enjoying a book in front of his Shop. I couldn't resist getting the photo. The Power Lines are a site to behold in Cambodia. I would hate to be the guy trying to discover a faulty cable. That night we discovered the Night Markets. These are mainly targeted at Tourists selling T-Shirts, Scarves and souvenirs. After the Night Markets we headed home along the River which was still very active. Tour Boats cruised pasted the moored fishing boats. These Kids where performing Dance Routines for the crowds. Not a bad way to end the day.
I hope you enjoyed my first blog from our trip. Stay tuned for more adventures from Cambodia.
Till next time.