The lonliest cop in Phnom Penh?

31 08 2009

Usually when you see traffic police in Phnom Penh, there are about 3 or 4 in a group. You hardly see just one working which made this photo a little unusual. Taken during a lull of mid-morning traffic on Street 130 just east of Central Market.

Police officer at Central Market

Police officer at Central Market





Prek Leap

30 08 2009

Just a few miles over the Japanese friendship bridge, along Route 6, you will come across Prek Leap, a favorite weekend destination for Cambodians and expats looking to chill out for the afternoon at the one of the restaurants overlooking the Mekong.
There is a road that runs parallel that is a little secret for those who don’t want to deal with the manic traffic of the national road. The next picture comes from a jaunt on that small road to a great restaurant that serves big crabs, great steamed fish and other Cambodian delicacies.

Wat in Prek Leap

Wat in Prek Leap





Low tech security

29 08 2009

One of the main factors in renting a place in Phnom Penh is how secure it is. Almost all the security measures are low tech but very effective. The flats in this country will have bars on the windows and doors and if you live on the second floor (first floor for non-Americans), you will have concertina wire or some type of enclosure to keep intruders out.
So if there is a zombie outbreak, Phnom Penh will be quite a safe city. Anyhoo, pictures were taken just outside my flat.

broken bottles used as a theft deterrent

broken bottles used as a theft deterrent

Concertina just outside my flat

Concertina just outside my flat





RCAF Market

28 08 2009

Went this morning to the RCAF (Royal Cambodian Armed Forces) market where they sell all sorts of armed forces style paraphernalia. I ended up buying a boonie hat for general wear in the sun and Rick from the Post bought some army style pants. Quite cheap too.

Assorted hats at the RCAF market

Assorted hats at the RCAF market

Boots on display at the RCAF market

Boots on display at the RCAF market





Street food

27 08 2009

One of the things I have noticed in the past 6 years of living in Cambodia is that Cambodians love to snack. That being said, there is always a snack cart around the corner to fill your stomach. So without any further delay.

Taken on the three block stroll from my flat to the Phnom Penh Post offices.





Another errand related photo

26 08 2009

Needed to get some keys cut for the house. Taken just outside Kandal market.

Keys being cut

Keys being cut





Sorry, no more room in the car

25 08 2009

I don’t envy this guy. On the way back from Kampot to Phnom Penh

Cheapest seat in the taxi

Cheapest seat in the taxi