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Our World Tuesday: Statue

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

Just a random photo I took while visiting a local wat (Buddhist temple) in one of our weekend rides outside Phnom Penh.

Cambodian wats

I don’t know for sure who this man is supposed to represent but he could be representing the many patrons and/or donors of this wat.

Behind the statue of a well-dressed man are images of the Buddha. There were many of them, in different sizes, too.

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Monday Mellow Yellows: Gold-dusted ornamental plants

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, sights | 2 comments

My husband and I were looking for bat-manure for our plants along Phlav Chea Sophara when we passed by rows and rows of this ornamental plants with yellow variegated leaves. From afar, they really look like they’ve been dusted in gold! I don’t know what the name is in English — even the Khmer name is very hard pronounce let alone remember, hahaha. But anyways, I think they are great house plants and gives you a bright and cheery mood.

This beautiful cheery plants can brighten up a room.

This beautiful cheery plants can brighten up a house, or a yard!

Monday Mellow Yellows

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Our World Tuesday: Rainy

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

The wet season is upon us once again!

Kep, Cambodia

Photo taken at Psah Kdam (Crab Market)
Kep, Cambodia

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Our World Tuesday: Parking area

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

Central Market parking area

Just another day at the Central Market (Psah Thmey) in Phnom Penh. The parking area is full, as always.

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Monday Mellow Yellows: Beehive

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 2 comments

Found something odd – my guess is that this is a beehive-shaped room fronting a coffee shop. Through the glass door that you see on the right side, I could see that it is air-conditioned and a plush half moon-shaped sofa. Must be a special room for Bee-IPs, hah.

I’m not Bee-IP enough to be in this room, methinks.

But take note, there is an electric fan to the left, partially hidden from view.

Monday Mellow Yellows

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Our World Tuesday: Ruins of Bokor Palace Hotel

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 3, Expat Life, sights, That's My World, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 4 comments

We celebrated the Khmer New Year in the coastal town of Kep, located down south of the country. The highlight of our holiday was a side-trip to neighbouring town, Kampot.

Kampot is a sleepy fishing town. It is small but the streets are wide and a bit dusty. It is the jump off base to the popular Bokor Hill Station up in Bokor Mountain where the popular ruins of an old French hotel and casino, Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino, is located. I was excited to go see the ruins for the first time but I was disappointed when I found this:

Bokor Palace Hotel

Do you feel what I feel, too? It used to be like this:

Photo by Mark Roy via Flickr.

The before-renovation photo was eerily beautiful; brooding and menacing at the same time that it was a fav destination for exploration by foreign visitors as well as ghost hunters. Some genius had the idea of renovating/refurbishing the hotel — and the result is the ugly, grey thingie that you see on the top-most photo.  I’m sure it was called a ruin for a reason 🙁

For more details about the ruins, you can read about it in my other blog, Sreisaat Adventures.

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