How do they do it, Cambodian women riding side saddle? They carefreely drape their legs over the side of the bike gripping neither bike nor boyfriend. I took one moto-taxi ride and vowed never again. It was all I could do to keep from hugging my driver round his waist. Instead, I rested my hands … Continue reading Side saddle in Siem Reap
Apsara is the divine dancing girl, entertainer of men and gods, according to Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. Vanna told me there are more than 200 Apsara designs throughout Angkor Wat and at least 36 hairstyles. I couldn't help but count.
Sometimes images appear faster than you can grab your camera. You're left stunned at what you saw wishing you could hit replay. I want to remember seeing this week-- Small children doggy paddling in a flooded rice paddy; Two naked boys in a crowded parking lot holding a pissing contest in the rain; A motorbiker … Continue reading Camera-less in Cambodia
Everything I know about Cambodia, I learned in the last 24 hours from Vanna, my tour guide, and lonelyplanet. What's ironic and sad is that Cambodia was once the capital of mainland SE Asia owing largely to its irrigation systems. Today, Cambodia is a poor country where people can not drink their tap water. At … Continue reading English lessons in Angkor Wat
to make beggars begone. i found this funny post last night about how Koreans use rudeness to deal with touts. the Korean sweeping hand gesture made me think of Powdered Toast Man: maybe the rainy season will keep beggars at bay. i'm not keen on using the hand on touts, particularly pesky kids. but i … Continue reading Act like a Korean in Cambodia