by Beej Stax and I are headed to Battambang to check out a traditional wedding exhibition involving dozens of couples that is supposed to take place at a temple outside of town as part of the Khmer New Year celebration. It is supposed to take 5 hours from Phnom Penh to Battambang. It ends up […]Read More Battambang, Cambodia: An Unexpected Journey
Beej thought that the spoiled temple cats of Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, were even more interesting than the temple itself (let’s face it, sometimes what he finds interesting boggles the mind), so here’s a little vid he shot and edited of them lazing around and spying on the visitors.Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: The Cats of Wat Phnom
Continued from the last post Now, there’s nothing to do but try to retrace my route from last night. The neighborhood appear to be stirring even at this early hour, but still I feel bad about the motorbike noise. I buzz through a narrow gap between two concrete slabs – probably not more than a […]Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Getting to the Wedding Part III!
Originally posted on Gypsy. Tramp. Thief.:
The Ha:ppiness is Here in Phnom Penh When I close my eyes, I could almost swear (if I were the swearing type) that I’m in a honky-tonk bar. Country and western twang, Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, and Elvis Presley tunes drift languidly on the a/c currents circulating about the…
by Beej We race through the steadily brightening pre-dawn of Phnom Penh on our rented scooter, en route to a meeting with our translator and all-around guardian angel, Seiha Kong. Most of the mainly one and two story buildings of the city still huddle in darkness, though a few auto shop lights are winking on […]Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Getting to the Wedding, Part II
The security guard raises his foot, holds down the start button and stomps down for the umpteenth time on the choke lever of our scooter. The taillight weakly flickers. The engine emits a strangled chug. Then, silence. It’s 4 a.m. on our second day of shooting, we need to get all the way across Phnom […]Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Getting to The Wedding