Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2012

A holiday in Cambodia

The recling Buddha, russian market in Phnom Penh
© Eike-Christian Heine

After staying in Bangkok for almost two weeks, Phnom Penh looks like the most remote provincial town. There are only a few cars, the streets are packed with motorbikes instead. "People here really do wear helmets" i notice. 

Later i have to get a new power adapter for my laptop. The only mall in town is way to chilly, just as it is to be expected. But there are almost only fake products to buy. And there is the city's skyline with its second skyscraper under construction. "Come back in five years" i think, "and you will almost not recognize the town anymore."

The next days i did the tourist attractions. Got drunk on the rivers of the Mekong. Was annoyed by the sex industry. Saw exhibitions about the Khmer Rouge's horrors. 

I found Phnom Penh hard to love and impossible to hate. But when i now look at my pictures i remember the great time i had in Cambodia's capital. 


Royal Palace
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There are still Cylos in Phnom Penh
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The old and the new
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Cambodian traffic, one of its markets and the pyjama style
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Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh
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Russian market in Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh
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