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Premiership strikes Asian hearts

A boy with a football ball in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

A boy with a football ball in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

 

All of the Southeast Asia is crazy about English football Premier League. Live games on TV, merchandise in shops and discussion about the results.  READ MORE »

How does Marlborough country look like in Cambodia

Cambodian cowboy smoking near Kratie town

Cambodian cowboy smoking near Kratie town

 

A cowboy with a three days unshaved beard, riding his horse during a sunset and watching over a glorious landscape. That's the type of Marlboro commercials that we're used to.  READ MORE »

Filling clown shoes

Woman selling "monkey food" in Kratie market, Cambodia

Woman selling "monkey food" in Kratie market, Cambodia

 

A fast glimpse at a market in Kratie, Cambodia. This woman is selling "monkey food" according to locals. All I know is that it is somehow connected with lotus, and when I tried to eat it, locals were giggling quite intensively.  READ MORE »

Replica temple says farewell

Replica of one of the towers of Bayon temple in Siem Reap. In storm.

Replica of one of the towers of Bayon temple in Siem Reap. In storm.

 

Leaving for Laos tomorrow. Cambodia farewells us with a storm, warm feelings about Khmers and their smiles.  READ MORE »

White and big, fluffy and nice

Lone palm in front of white clouds

Lone palm in front of white clouds, Cambodia, Siem Reap

 

Realized what I've been missing during our time in Asia.

Most of the time the sky is bright blue, sometimes it is grey. Rarely it has big, white, beatiful clouds.  READ MORE »

Traditional, or untalented?


 

 

Sunday. Time for some time in front of TV. These moments are very rare during the last few years for me. Not because I can't spare a minute, its just that its much more and useful things to do with a laptop and/or internet.

Anyway, television is part of culture, and since we are in different culture each month during our travels, it can be interesting to gaze for a few minutes.  READ MORE »

Ladies and gentlemen, it's raining!

Three on a motorbike under a heavy rain

Three on a motorbike under a heavy rain, Cambodia, Siem Reap

 

People in the countryside love it, city dwellers hate it, we wait for it.

Today it's raining, ladies and gentlemen.  READ MORE »

River dry

Dried up river near Siem Reap, Cambodia

Dried up river near Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Cambodia. April. Hot.

Lakes are shrinking in size, rivers are drying.  READ MORE »

Transparent food

Soft drink can made of transparent plastic with metal top

Soft drink can made of transparent plastic with metal top, Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Even if we are resting after three days tour all around temples of Angkor, it does not mean that there are no interesting things to discover, but on a smaller scale.  READ MORE »

Carving my soul

Banteay Srey temple, one of the Angkor complex

Banteay Srey temple, one of the Angkor complex

 

Angkor temples, day number three. After watching the birth of a waterfall on a mountain of Kbal Spean, we also were able to make it to Banteay Srey temple, and the mad rush with a tuk-tuk through the red road with red puddles was well worth it.  READ MORE »

Rooting in Angkor

Temple in Angkor complex, overrun by forest, trees and roots

Temple in Angkor complex, overrun by forest, trees and roots

 

Obviously, one day in the Angkor temple complex in Cambodia is not enough.  READ MORE »

Angkor Wat: one of the three

Reflection of Angkor Wat in a pond nearby

Reflection of Angkor Wat in a pond nearby

 

At last, no need for words: Angkor Wat.  READ MORE »

Weapons' art

Sculpture made from old weapons

Sculpture made from an old weapon, Cambodia, Siem Reap

 

Stumbled upon a few sculptures made from old weapons while walking in Siem Riep, Cambodia.  READ MORE »

Mantis guesthouse

Praying mantis in the guesthouse

Praying mantis in the guesthouse

 

Praying mantis is somewhat of a symbol of nature, wildlife and freedom to me. From many years ago I was seeing pictures of it in magazines like "National Geographic" and adoring the crystal sharp close up shots of this exotic creature.  READ MORE »

Toothpick symbolism

Toothpick which was probably produced by using the sophisticated tool of an axe

Toothpick which was probably produced by using the sophisticated tool of an axe

 

Meet the toothpick. He was produced somewhere in Vietnam, but travelled together with me to Cambodia. It became dear to me.
With the imperfect form it serves as a symbol.  READ MORE »

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