Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I've added things to these posts:
These posts are new:
So I hope you have all enjoyed following my misadventures in SE Asia! Feel free to shoot me any questions you have, or if you'd like a copy of a calander i'm putting together.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
And here now we get at quick glimpse of the city where I lived... the most fabulous Phnom Penh...
This here is independence monument... a major landmark to know if you want to get around the city.
This is a really awesome Fench style abandoned place... i think it was the embassy back in the day... but really don't know for sure.
This here is the national museum... which i unfortunately never actually got to go in... guess i was jut saving it for next time
And here we have the infamous row of "happy" pizza shops along the waterfront... if you don't get what they are, i'm not really sure if i should tell you.
This first video is of the resturants that I ate lunch at every day... how awesome are they! Shame we have nothing like that here.
And this is the main strip down at the waterfront... lots of resturants, bars, cafes, shops, hotels, etc. and the video ends at the FCC... the basic hub of expat life... with a very traditional french expat feel to it.
"This house is circus, berserk as fuck, we tend to see that as a perk though."-- "This house is a Circus", Arctic Monkeys
First we have my Squat Pot, in my second bathroom... never used... by me at least
This here is the my balcony/patio thing... and the view from it... plus my next door neighbor's house.
Here is the view from my door.
And this is the cat that was living in my 2nd bedroom and caused me to shut all my windows b/c he ran out of it one day and through my living room and had peed all over the bed... he ran when i tried to give him cheese this day... poor kitty cat...
And below are actual video's of the apartment... now, my batteries were dying, so i couldn't do it all at once... so you'll just have to bare with me... some of them are only a couple of seconds long....
My patio and the view from it.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
First we stopped off at the Battambang office...
We went to a temple, Phnom Banan, and i was attacked by little children who made me a flower child and held my hand... especially the little girl, who was the only girl and group of boys... i can only imagine how this will impact her life later...
And then in black and white...
Then on the way back from the temple the car was stopped... b/c they had cut down a coconut tree the kids all ran up and grabbed coconuts, and then they had to chop it all up to let us through.... awesome...
Just a side note here... this particular trip was pretty awesome... and i got to hear a lot of stories especially from our lawyer in battambang who talked about his life during the Khmer Rouge... it was... well... unexpected...
Then there are the scenes from the from the rooftop of our hotel and around the city...
And this here is a picture of a lot of my most popular beers and most often drank...
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Here we have spock and the Kratie CDP lawyer... sheltered from the rain.
Here's a great view from our shelter...
Next day was dolphin time:
The dolphins... these are irawaddy dolphins... the only freshwater dolphins in the world. And there are only about 14 of them left. Now these bad boys are pretty ugly... no nose. And the spit... In otherwords... awesome. The videos aren't too bad... but are pretty good if you pay attention... Just remember i was out there for a couple hours... and went for like 20 minutes at a time without seeing a thing. So just imagine how many videos i deleted.
From there we stopped off at a womans temple. Sad to say women can never become monks. But when the are old they come here to retire... shave their heads, dress in white... no physical beauty allowed. And they help out the monks by cooking and things.
After seeing the dolphins, I wandered around the town hoping to see another red sunset and grab pictures of it... unfortunately, no such luck... but I got other great pictures as a storm was rolling in...