Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Cambodia Story

Chinese New Year is almost over now. This year's holiday is rather boring, no? You know how people like to gather and play card games during Chinese New Year. I hate card games, but to some, Chinese New Year is all about playing card games, so instead of going to people's place and watch them play, I stayed home. And, since I have nothing much to do at home, I ate like no one's business. Strange though, I did not put on any extra weight.

I went on a trip to Cambodia with a bunch of friends, just before Chinese New Year. It's very much different from what I had expected, especially the weather. It's always cooling there. Their traffic system, is different from ours. I took a while to adjust to their left-hand side driving. Traffic is chaotic, and they really just cross the roads, and the number of honks one driver do in a day, is more than the number of honks I did since I 1st touched a car, and I think more than I would ever do in a lifetime. They honk at almost every car. Perhaps it's like a greeting? Or it's to alert the others of their presence?

Pictures time! Just a few that I shot during Day One of the trip - Phnom Penh.

What do the clouds look like to you?

Cheapest transportation you can get in Cambodia. They call it "tuk-tuk", known to us as auto rickshaw. Click on that link for more info on tuk-tuk.

Our first meal in Cambodia, is Khmer food, in a rather expensive shop - Khmer Saravan if not mistaken.

Angkor Beer, it's better than Skol, I think. lol~ At least the Angkor Wat logo looks nicer.

Plain white rice.

Amok Fish. Amok is a very tasty curry-type food. I love curry!

Sour Soup. What's in it? I think you can roughly guess from the picture.
It's a fish soup, so it tastes like the teo-chew-steamed-fish's sauce.

After dinner, we walked around town and shot pictures of almost everything. Also during this time, five out of seven of us complained about the cold temperature.

The Royal Palace. One out of many shots.

While our photo-shooting session, we noticed many people staring at us. It got worse when we lined up the cameras and flashes to shoot a group photo. Maybe it's because all 7 of us carried DSLRs.

And then, it was snack-time. What kind of snacks do they have? We spotted a shop and went to check it out.

Oh yeah! They sell quite a lot of stuff, sea-crawlers, creepy-crawlies.

This is a Tarantula spider, fried? It tastes better than I thought, kind of like dried meat. Click on the link for more info on dried meat.

We also ate crickets. I forgot to try their snakes, couldn't find scorpions. What a waste. Anyway, this blog-post ends here. Until the next update, have a good day!


Disclaimer Note

Please take note that, whatever be my topic, I mean no offense.
All are plain thoughts that crossed my mind.
And err, no human beings or animals were harmed in the process of making this blog. Peace to the world!