|i used to buy our beef here|
A plastic cup is used to scoop water out of a round ice box. This same cup is used for all the customers who buy "Khmer noodles" from the lady on the street near where we lived. The hygiene habits are quite different so I usually just drink from my water bottle.
|my chicken seller|
|entry to the market i bought all our meat, veg etc from|
When I'm with Aussies its usually a totally different thing. For example after I took some Aussie friends to the market where I used to buy meat and veg etc, they started giving me tips of cleaning meat, such as suggesting I should use lemon juice or something. I realised they weren't used to seeing meat out in the open air with flies buzzing around.
The other day at work one of my co workers asked me a strange question, I didn't get it at first. It was on a day that I packed my lunch and dinner, as I don't go home until after dinner time. I think the question was something about how could I pack my dinner in the morning and eat it in the evening, wouldn't it go off by then?
The weather here is heaps cooler than in Cambodia, so it didn't even cross my mind that food would go off. When I stay with my Cambodian family I eat lots of food thats never been in the fridge.