Monday, 11 August 2008

Holiday!

The other week we spent four nights away from home. Basically we drove around the huge lake that is in the middle of Cambodia. See map.

First we drove north to a town called Battembang. We stayed 2 nights, bought some famous Battembang oranges, then drove east to Siem Reap. After staying 2 nights and buying a particular dried fish product (see above) that is best bought in SR it was time to go back to Phnom Penh.
I enjoyed walking around these 2 towns. They some smooth footpaths, some even with trees for shade!
Walking is something I miss here in Phnom Penh. I don't mean hiking, I'm just talking about strolling along a footpath. The streets near us don't really have footpaths, and its always too dusty or muddy to be enjoyable. And there there is the lack of shade and abundance of motos zooming around.

This is what we saw in Bantemean Chay province as we drove between Swai sisophan and Siem Reap....
and this...

Above you see Battembang oranges for sale (yes, they are actually green- we also eat green tomatos, green mangos, green skinned bananas.) And below is the sight that greets you as you come into Battembang town from Phnom Penh.


Battembang and Siem Reap are both towns in provinces of the same name.

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