They are your friendly basket-sellers. I took this photo while we were driving to Kep one weekend. They are a common sight in the countryside but don’t be surprised to see them in the city, too. Ambulant sellers like them are still plying their trade in this manner despite the emergence of new markets and air-conditioned malls.

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It’s a lot of hard work but it’s a job to do and earns them money for their families.

These baskets made from indigenous materials found in their villages are most likely made by the village women and sold to other places.

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  1. Great capture. Have a fabulous week!

    Liz (mlc)
    Liz (yacb)

  2. Great balance!

    Hopping from Mellow Yellow.
    Some Yellows in Children in Costume

  3. they have an amazing sense of balance.
    i also love how these baskets are stacked–parang shell, parang tinapay.:p

  4. How on earth they ride those flimsy bikes safely with such a load I don’t know! They would have to ensure that the baskets were of equal weight either side for balance!

  5. Amazing sights. I’ve been to Cambodia once from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap but i haven’t seen them, although i saw the huge load of products and people hauled by a single motorcycle. Incredible!

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