APAD 256: Spice store

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, food, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

My husband loves curry to bits and so, taking a cue from him, I had this brilliant (ahem, ahem) thought of making a curry kit of sorts so I don’t have to scurry whenever my husband or I crave for Indian food.

Luckily for me, there are Indian spices available in the city. One of them is this shop in central Phnom Penh where I can get a whole lot of spices and other Indian/South Asian provisions.

Curry Spice Store in Phnom Penh

This is where I get spices and other stuff for my “curry kit”.

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APAD 255: Yellow speedboat

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in A Photo a Day, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

While I was out in our terrace playing with my dogs when I saw a pick-up pulled over in front of a restaurant, just across my place. Tied to it was a yellow speedboat.

Preparation (for the rainy season) is the key.

Preparation (for the rainy season) is the key.

Someone is making preparations for the monsoon season in the Kingdom, hah!

Monday Mellow Yellows

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APAD 254: Red

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, My Dogspot, pets, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

Red, the newest family member. He is a mixed terrier and was only a month old when this photo was taken in the previous month.

Red, the newest family member. He is a mixed terrier. Here he is just over a month old.

The Jenny Evolution

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APAD 253: Dreaming

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

There is a mushrooming urban art movement in Phnom Penh with local and foreign artists creating masterpieces in many locations in the city. So far, I’ve seen several along the areas of Boeung Kak Lake, Russian Boulevard and the backstreets of Mao Tse Tung.

This is one of them – a mural. I rarely see this piece of art because it is hidden from the view most of the times with big trucks parked in front plus the potted plants. So when I finally had a good view, on a rainy day at that, I just had to take a photo of it whilst inside a moving vehicle.

Ta-da.

A fantastic find in one of Phnom Penh's backstreets.

I just wanted to believe that it depicts a boy, with a red krama on his neck, fast asleep and dreaming. A fantastic find in one of Phnom Penh’s backstreets.

What do you think? I think it’s awesome. A little sleuthing in the internet told me this was created by an artist known only as Seth.
We definitely need a lot of colours to brighten up the many old, dilapidated buildings in the city.

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APAD 252: I want…

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, That's My World | 1 comment

Can somebody get a pair of this for me? :)

Can somebody get a pair of this for me? :)

Monday Mellow Yellows

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APAD 251: Reflection

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, pets, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

My Dogspot, mutt,

Red, aka Stitch, is the newest member in our household.

The Jenny Evolution

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APAD 250: We want to ride a bike

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, Expat Life, pets, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 4 comments

Several weeks ago, we hosted some touring cyclists via warmshowers.org. This after a few years of being inactive there. Touring cyclists, as their name imply, are special kind of tourists who want to see the world up close and personal through cycling.

For every single cyclist or couples we hosted, we encountered amazing people. Lots of different personalities, yes, and opening our house to them might be off-putting (at least for me, in the beginning). I am not a cyclist, my husband is (he toured Western Europe back in 2004), but all my doubts and apprehensions vanished instantly. I feel there is this sense of community shared amongst them cycling enthusiasts. There is the initial awkwardness for some in the beginning, but more often, we meet cyclists who are very much open-minded, adventurous, and culturally-curious.

This year we hosted Tim and Laura Moss, a very nice couple from the UK, and Ray Pokai, the gentle giant from Australia. They are so passionate about You can follow their adventures by clicking the highlighted texts. My landlord’s puppies got to try to ride in Ray’s bicycle :)

We want to go for a bicycle ride...

From left to right: Pippo, Andy, and Red wanted to go for a bicycle ride…

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