Tag: road trip

Signs, signs: Gasoline shop

Signs, signs: Gasoline shop

My husband and I go for Sunday rides outside Phnom Penh with our trusty old Hagrid. Hagrid is a 1992 Honda 400 SuperFour motorbike. Once in a while, when on road trips, we run low on gasoline. No problem. There are lots of roadside gasoline […]

New Year in Kep and Kampot

New Year in Kep and Kampot

Hello, friends. Remember me? I know, I know. Lol. I keep on telling myself “I’ll blog regularly… I’ll update soon, yada-yada…” but I ALWAYS end up doing nothing. Booooo. Anyhoo, I finally got around to sorting and sifting through our Khmer New Year holiday photos […]

Signs, signs: Restroom sign

Signs, signs: Restroom sign

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Seen at a public toilet in Laos.

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Signs, signs: Ferry

Signs, signs: Ferry

Here’s another post, recalling some moments associated with the signs that I took a photo of during my Laos trip. After crossing the Laos border and finishing immigration formalities at noontime, we were picked up by a van along with many other backpackers. The van […]

Signs, signs: A bus story

Signs, signs: A bus story

After so many years, I found the SD card that contained most of my travel pictures. Happy head now that I’m reunited with my Laos pictures, some five years later!

This photo below was taken in one of the road trips my husband and I did some years ago. Of course, my travelling doll, Khmer Iggy, was with me during that trip. Khmer Iggy finds the buses in Laos delightfully colourful, except for a few that are -ahem- gaudily decorated. You can find more of Khmer Iggy and her other sisters’ travels around the world here – Postcards from Miss Igorota.

Khmer Iggy posing in front of the overnight tourist bus that took us to Vientiane.
Khmer Iggy posing in front of the overnight tourist bus that took us to Vientiane.

The sign on the side of the bus says “Vientiane, Pakse”.
Paksé is a city in Champasak district of Laos and is the halfway-point to Vientiane, the capital, when entering Laos via one of the border crossing in Cambodia’s Stung Treng province. It is also one of the most-visited cities in Laos due to its popular attractions of Wat Phu (an ancient Khmer temple ruins) and Si Phan Don (popularly known as the 4,000islands, much similar to the Philippines’ Hundred Islands).

In other news, public buses begin test run yesterday in an effort by the government to ease traffic jams in Phnom Penh.

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Photo Hunt 069: Flats in Kampot

Photo Hunt 069: Flats in Kampot

These are French-styled Khmer flats that are for sale or rent down on the southeast coast of Kampot. These flats are unbelievably {expensive} as they are right in the middle of the town facing Kampong Bay river. My brother took this photo during a visit […]

Wordless Wednesday 0104: Tralach

Wordless Wednesday 0104: Tralach

It’s been awhile since I last blogged about life in Cambodia. I had several in my drafts folder but, for the life of me, I could not seem to finish even one post. I’m soooo lazy these days… plus, I started working on a new […]

Photo Hunt 058: dusty much

Photo Hunt 058: dusty much

Free powder for everyone.
Free powder for everyone.

Photo taken when we left Phnom Penh and we’re heading out to the dusty roads of rural Cambodia. We didn’t have any particular destination that time but a road trip in Cambodia is always fun and worth your while. We made stops at roadside stalls selling fruits, coconuts, and boiled corn.  Visited temples and chatted to young monks and the achars (laymen).  Smiling and waving back at   schoolchildren on bicycles and on foot screaming “hellooo” at us. There was dust everywhere but the kids seemed not to mind. It’s free powder for everyone… and, if you are not careful enough and talk too much all throughout the trip, you will literally eat dust.

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