Cambodia February 2014
in the streets of Phnom Penh
ice delivery. Almost all of the ice in Cambodia is produced in factories from treated water.
while we were in Phnom Penh the waste collection was on strike. As a result waste had been lying in the streets for 4 days at 35°C. You can imagine that the smell was not the nicest...
market in the street
fish lying around at 35°C
our Angkor Route on day 1. On that day we drove a total of approx. 40km (incl. the 8km from Siem Reap to Angkor and return). We did not regret hiring a TukTuk incl. driver at all;-)
as the entire Angkor Wat area was abandoned for hundreds of years nature took over. At Ta Prohm there are dozens of spung trees growing over the temples.
it is very easy to underestimate how incredibly big the Angkor area is. It also gets really hot during the day (35°C and scorching sun) so we really enjoyed the wind on the TukTuk when driving from temple to temple.
many of the walls are covered with very detailed carvings
a gate at Ta Som temple overgrown by a massive spung tree. On top of the gate you can see stone faces.
the detail and covered area of the wall carvings was astonishing
Angkor Wat is certainly not the worst place to celebrate a birthday... Verena enjoying her birthday lime cheesecake and cappuccino after our first day in Angkor
the madness behind the Angkor Wat sunrise shot... the amount of people at 6AM was incredible.
there is much restoration going on with the help from many foreign countries
even at 7:30 in the morning it was already very hot. This explains Edgar's not-so-relaxed facial expression...
as soon as you go to the lesser known temples in the area it is not crowded at all.
Ta Prohm was really empty and quiet at around 7AM. At 9PM the masses start rolling in and it gets horribly crowded. This picture was taken at noon.
many cats in Cambodia don't have a tail - apparently they are born like this
due to missing clouds and rather lots of haze the sunsets in Cambodia were rather unspectacular
(presumably) smoke in the distance. They burn a lot of waste and leaves / foliage in Cambodia.
We liked the atmosphere in Ta Prohm in the morning so much that we went there again on the third day.
on a local bus including birds, chicken and wood to be transported.
a typical Asian bathroom in a budget accommodation...showering over the toilet.
street scene in Kratie. The town had nothing special which at the same time made it.... special. It was a very authentic town where we could observe the regular (i.e. non-touristic) Cambodian life.