Sunday, April 13, 2008
Luang Prabang is a small town on the Mekong River. There are many guest houses for tourist who are starting to come to the area which is pretty and has a very relaxed and gentle pace. The photo of an eating area was the breakfast area for our guest house and it was across the street, under shady trees, overlooking the Mekong River. The lines of monks collecting alms along the street at 6 a.m. is another attraction for tourists. Many of the buildings have French shutters and doors. The mosaics completely covered a temple. The buckets of water being thrown over passing traffic is an annual celebration for New Year which was about to start.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Phnom Penh is a city of contrasts - great restaurants with French food, fancy bars and street poverty. It isn't common to see people over 35 as Pol Pot killed over a million people. It was very hot and many shops close for 2 hours in the middle of the day. The photos of the men sleeping in the pipe and on their 'wheels' were taken at this time.