Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cambodia- Phnom Penh

Our time in Phnom Penh was short but rewarding. Highlights include dinner at an incredible restaurant called Romdeng (part of Friends-International, an organization that assists marginalized street children and youth to become productive, independent citizens), a trip to the Killing Fields, visiting the Toul Sleng Prison Museum, walks around the city to people watch and snap photos, a sunset boat ride on the Tonle Sap River, seeing locals dance at sunset along the riverfront, champagne at the Foreign Correspondent's Club (FCC) to celebrate our 3rd year wedding anniversary, some t-shirt shopping, tuk-tuk riding, and mucho family quality time.

zoom-in and notice the plethora of workers riding in the backs of the oncoming trucks, mostly women and children, on the way back from nearby factories at the end of the day. We passed close to 50 of these trucks in a 10 min span

The Killing Fields
Tuol Sleng Prison

inside Tuol Sleng Prison Museum

grilled bananas
classic family motorbike load

I was humored by this guy rolling his food cart right down the middle of the main street

locals doing aerobics on the riverfront

The above video, if it works, is Carter eating deep fried tarantula at the restaurant Romdeng. We learned from Gordeon Ramsay's Great Escapes- Cambodia that tarantula is a national delicacy, so we had to try it. We were only brave enough to eat the legs though, as the body is supposedly filled with nasty pus. Gross!

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