Here are a few things we passed along the road...
|I'm sure they can fit at least one more box on that truck!|
Hang on then, I don't have my seatbelt fastened!
|The closest thing I've seen to a car dealership...Honda moto sales|
|"It's supposed to be Hawaii, with an 'A'"|
"No problem, we can fix that for you!"
|Abandoned hotel project|
|I think this might be a dental lab. Pretty graphic signage.|
Sure would scare me into brushing!
We discovered a huge market in behind a place that we always thought was just a few fruit stands. It was filled with so many interesting things. We were the only 'barangs' (foreigners) there.
|Fantastic fruit market out front|
|At least a hundred vegetable vendors indoors.|
This lettuce was so beautifully displayed in a spiral
|I have never seen SO many bananas.|
This was only a small part of the sales area
|In another area were the tailors|
This is the first time I've seen an electric machine.
Usually they are only treadle powered
|Several stalls of fabric|
(Vicki, this one's for you)
|Two ladies doing counted cross-stitch|
The first time I've seen this in Cambodia
|There was a 'pharmacy' stall in the market|
|Outside, drying fish in the sun|
|And a 'blind' man played a traditional Khmer instrument,|
while a young boy collected 'donations'
|Two ladies in one of the outside stalls|
|Do you think he could fit one more thing on this moto?|
We stopped at a bookstore, which sold mostly textbooks. It was interesting to see Japanese-Khmer, French-Khmer, English-Khmer books, but seeing these three books just startled me into reality... I keep forgetting that we are the foreigners....
|We English speaking people have some wierd ideas.|
'Step on a crack, you break your mother's back'
Gordon found what he refers to as 'Cambodian Home Depot'.
|Maybe it's really a Home Hardware?|
|First place he's found plywood|
We bought screws, paint brushes and sandpaper
|I'm tempted to bring one of these home and put it out in the back yard somewhere|
"Would you like that squat toilet in white, or in the latest new colour, blue?"
By far the best discovery of the day was a 'Drink Shop', not too far from our guesthouse on Road #6. They've got a great selection of wine & liquor at the best prices we've seen yet. A 750 ml bottle of Kangaroo Reserve wine is $3.80!
This store is also like a little 'corner store' and carries just about anything from soda to cereal to shampoo...And it also carries this .....
|'Eliminates discomfort caused by persperation, dirt,|
and unwanted secretions'
'Protects and deodorizes'