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We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cambodia - Day 2 Afternoon

One fat monkey. Would give Cloey a run for her money.

Jamie and I spent yesterday afternoon walking around Phnom Penh seeing some of the sites. I've added onto Cambodia 2008 - Eric and Cambodia 2008 - Jamie slideshow folders below. Feel free to browse and ask questions.

We tried going to the Royal Palace, but it was closed due to the national holiday. We'll try going there next Saturday when we return from Siem Reap. We then walked along the river side until we reached Phnom Wat, an arificial hill and the site of where the city was founded back in mid 1300's. They have built a pagoda on top an the hill that houses many Buddhist shrines. Monkeys, like the one above, surround the hill and are eager to be fed. Not surprisingly, more people are willing to pay for food and give to the monkeys than will pay for food and give to the numerous beggars near the pagoda.

We then went to the central market, where 1000s of people visit small little stores set up by locals. It has a domed structure on top of it and you walk around in circles to all of the different booths. It reminds me a large flea market back home.

Next was a westernized mall. Nothing special although there was a roller rink at the top that was cool to see as well as a spot where you can take pictures overlooking the city.

We then were exhausted so decided to eat along the riverfront. We couldn't find the place at which we really wanted to eat, so decided on a western place called The Jungle Room. It was decent.

The highlight of the day was definately the Killing Fields and Genocide Museum. We are a little disappointed that we didn't get into the Royal Palace, but we'll do that another time.

Enjoy the photos. I might try and add some captions later. We'll be leaving in a little while to ride a 5-6 hours bus to Siem Reap. We are supposed to have internet there. Stay tuned for 100s of pictures of Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.
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1 comment:

Casey said...

I've just caught up on all your Cambodia posts. It's interesting that you two had the opportunity to go somewhere most Americans wont see.

Enjoyed reading about the trip and look forward to checking out the photos later.

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