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Getting to Know the Neighborhood

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Settling in, exploring the neighborhood - I think everything I need is here:
Beung Keng Kong: My Neighborhood

Beung Keng Kong: My Neighborhood

My Laundry

My Laundry

My Newstand

My Newstand

My Office Annex (for printing and copies)

My Office Annex (for printing and copies)

De Gran: My Beauty Salon

De Gran: My Beauty Salon

My Visitor Center

My Visitor Center

Watching the Budding Moon rise over Wat Langka while sipping fresh pomelo juice

Watching the Budding Moon rise over Wat Langka while sipping fresh pomelo juice

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My Amusement Park

Early Morning Near Independence Monument: My Gym

Early Morning Near Independence Monument: My Gym

My Neighborhood GastroBar

My Neighborhood GastroBar

Amret Spa: My Source for Massage

Amret Spa: My Source for Massage

Garden Mansions Apartments: My Home

Garden Mansions Apartments: My Home

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Independence Monument

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Things I Didn't Expect To See

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Arriving in Cambodia in 1991, there wasn't much traffic on the streets, which was good, since most streets were not paved. That was more than 20 years ago, but even so I never expected to see...

Roadside Valentine vendors
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Vagina Monologues
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Monks photographing fireworks
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Crowds gathered in front of the palace, mourning the King
At 6:30am on Sunday morning, I was watching the Super Bowl behind the closed doors of an Irish Pub. The TV volume was off because outside our doors the country was completing 100 days of mourning for King Sihanouk. Thousands of people were streaming toward the Royal Palace, ladies in black sarongs and white blouses and men in black and white as well. Car traffic was blocked off, to make it easy for people who had come from every part of the country to bring their flowers and incense to their dead king. Loud speakers on every block were playing traditional funeral music, and it was all pretty moving.
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Tam taller than her sister
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Ream and Sothea
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Victory Monument off limits to all but "staff"
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$100 bills added to the Chinese New Year flames
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Shrines memorializing the King at every business, temple, and ministry
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Dalmatians
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The same coffin shop on the riverfront, now surrounded by new hotels and restaurants
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A protest demonstration in front of the Ministry of Justice
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Nightlife in Siem Reap
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Kampot

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Almost the end of the trip for the kids. We spent two nights in a Kampot ecolodge, swinging in hammocks, floating on the river, and playing darts.
Departure from the Phnom Penh Psar Thmei bus station

Departure from the Phnom Penh Psar Thmei bus station

Our room in the Ganesha Lodge Tower

Our room in the Ganesha Lodge Tower

Neighborhood mosque: call to prayer at 5am

Neighborhood mosque: call to prayer at 5am


Riverside shrine

Riverside shrine


Swinging over the river

Swinging over the river


Tam and Broc

Tam and Broc

Rude

Rude


Life on the river

Life on the river


On the river

On the river


Gekko trapping

Gekko trapping

Gekko

Gekko

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Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Thom

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Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

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Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom Cambodia

Cambodia

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See the itinerary of this trip, and details about each destination.

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