Cambodia  by leananiemand

Cambodia

30 May - Kampot to Roadside Guesthouse – 110 km

It was a lovely day on the bicycle as I slowly made my way north in the direction of Phnom Penh. The sky was a lovely blue, the rice paddies were full of water after the monsoon rains, the water buffalo were waddling, and the cows were grazing; all in all, it was a perfect day. I’m sure this is what people are referring to when they say, “I was in my happy place.” It was rural Cambodia at its very best. Roadside markets sold interesting things. Small dirt roads led off the main road to mysterious villages; the various forms of transport alone provided enough entertainment for the day.

I passed jovial monks on their food rounds, friendly ladies selling watermelon, colourful temples, and small kids returning home from school, clinging nervously to each other when they saw this strange-looking woman on a bicycle. Ladies at the meat stalls laughingly pointed to the buffalo penis. Gosh, they do eat the entire animal.
Such an interesting documentary to go with your image. You make us all want to travel along with you!
May 31st, 2017  
Lovely capture
May 31st, 2017  
Super shot!
May 31st, 2017  
Really interesting story. It does sound as though your day was exceptionally perfect. The simple things in life are free.
May 31st, 2017  
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You travel stories are fascinating, Leana.
May 31st, 2017  
Excellent capture.
May 31st, 2017  
A super capture. Fav!! 😀
May 31st, 2017  
Fave Leana!
May 31st, 2017  
Great capture of these young monks.
May 31st, 2017  
Such a spectacular subject for this photo and amazing composition. It seems to be almost an iconic shot. I love that you captured wonderful smiles on their faces
May 31st, 2017  
Love tis image. We loved Cambodia when we visited a few years ago.
May 31st, 2017  
Super capture. Must be pretty tranquil compared to Otres. Great journal of your journey.
May 31st, 2017  
Another lovely shot of happy people.
June 1st, 2017  
I saw this wonderful photo on the trending page and loved it! Now that I read your story I'm so intrigued and will be following you. What a great adventure you are on!! Fav.
June 1st, 2017  
So happy in their simple lifestyle.
June 1st, 2017  
I like it.
June 1st, 2017  
Your narrative shows just how observant you are....like you're soaking in every detail. I love reading your posts and, of course, seeing the photos to go along with them.
June 2nd, 2017  
A spectacular photo.
June 2nd, 2017  
It's great to read your stories and look at your always wonderful pictures!
June 3rd, 2017  
Instant fav. This has such a classic look to it.
June 3rd, 2017  
Great shot
June 4th, 2017  
Just wondering...will you ever be writing a memoir of your travels? If so, sign me up as your first costumer.
June 25th, 2017  
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