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Cambodia: wet season starts a month early

The road to Siem Reap - an Ice truckers episode without the ice!

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The heaviest rain ever experienced last night - it teemed down at about midnight for a couple of hours. The morning brought cloudy but cooler conditions for a visit to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, so called because the entire floor is tiled with silver tiles each weighing 1kg. Adventure followed by travelling on the road to Siem Reap - a journey which took most of the day. Like an episode of Ice Truckers, the trucks, cars and motorbikes often laden with 3+ people or a tonne of vegetables, weaved their way around each other on the 'highway' still under construction. Red dust made visibility next to zero and the occasional crossing of a few lean cattle made for an interesting journey. Stopped at Skuon, the village famed for it's fried spiders, crickets and other insects as well as fried starlings on a stick. We all tried a cricket, with M munching quite happily on a spider. Quite tasty. Those Asian genes were definitely showing through today!
Silver_pagoda

Silver_pagoda

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Delicious_Spider

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Lunchtime_view

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Tasty_insects

Posted by adtamo 06:54 Archived in Cambodia

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