Pixel Bug Weekend

>Pixel Bug Weekend 001: Sambo the Elephant

Posted by on Nov 1, 2009 in A Photo a Day, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Phnom Penh, Pixel Bug Weekend | 4 comments

>sambo the elephant

More than a month ago, I promised Sassy Mom to join her Pixel Bug Weekend Meme. Well, to make the story short, I broke that promise simply because there were too many things for me to do that I’d forgotten all about it. Apologies, Sassy Mom. I hope it is not yet too late to join.

So for my first entry for the Pixel Bug Weekend, I am featuring Sambo, the elephant.
Sambo is the legendary elephant in Phnom Penh. Everyday, at Wat Phnom, she works there carrying tourists and locals on her back for a short walk around the temple. Every 4-5pm Sambo and her mahout are seen walking along Sisowath Quay as they head home. While I may be too chicken to get a ride, I had the opportunity to see him close enough one afternoon. I was waiting for a tuk-tuk when I spotted her ambling along the riverside. She stopped at La Croisette, just a few meters across me, and patiently waited for treats from the restaurant employees, customers and bystanders. She returned the kind gesture by entertaining them much to the delight of the crowd.

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