Tag: Signs of Times

Signs, signs: In search of “hi”

Signs, signs: In search of “hi”

It really pays to have your camera with you at all times. You never know what or who you’re going to bump into. Take for example this photo below. I was on my way to the mall to check out a u22 recommended by a […]

Signs, signs: Holy crab

Signs, signs: Holy crab

The sign that says it all! This was actually our second choice as our favourite restaurant was closed for the holidays. Holy Crab is one of the newest  restaurants at Psah Kdam (Crab Market) in Kep. Food was okay, more expensive than other restaurants I […]

Signs, signs: Road works

Signs, signs: Road works

The other day I mentioned about getting stranded along Mao Tse Tung Boulevard near Chenla Theater.

Well, a flyover bridge or a sky-bridge is currently under construction in my neck of the woods. Work began last year and it’s expected to be completed in December this year. This flyover, the fourth in the country, is being built to help ease traffic congestion along the Russian Federation, Kampuchea Krom and Mao Tse Tung (Tuol Kork lights) areas.

Warning signs to motorists and riding public.
Warning signs to motorists and riding public.

I live in Tuol Kork and it is already a nightmare along the Tuol Kork intersection during the peak-hours and the recent construction activities and barriers have worsened the situation. Once I got stuck in this area for two hours, hungry and feeling dizzy as I was unfortunately engulfed in a mixture of fume, dust and BOs. Next time, I’ll keep a bottle of deodorant or pinaud after shave to give to the offender in case I’d get stranded again. Just kidding.

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Signs, signs: Asakusa rokku

Signs, signs: Asakusa rokku

I’m trying to get back into the blogging groove again so I’m digging up old photos and reminiscing the experiences that I may be inspired to write. So please indulge me for this week’s Signs meme. Many years ago I was invited by a Japanese […]

Signs, signs: Hiding

Signs, signs: Hiding

Did you see my dog? This was months ago and my dog, Red, was just over two months old. I was looking for him as I realised it had been quiet so suddenly in the veranda where I let him play. I called him; no […]

Signs, signs: WarmShowers

Signs, signs: WarmShowers

signs warm showers host phnom penh
We’re one of the few in Phnom Penh that hosts touring cyclists from warmshowers.org.

This was a sign I made when we had guests from WarmShowers. In June, we hosted two  – a couple from England, and a solo cyclist from Australia. It was really nice to meet them and my husband, who was also a touring cyclist before, and I loved listening to their adventures in different parts of the world. We’ve been on-and-off hosts since 2006 and, so far,  we had hosted couples and solo cyclists from Canada, Spain, and the USA.

N.B. Please excuse the other sign that I deliberately pixelized. It showed our house and street numbers 🙂

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Signs, signs: Loom bands craze

Signs, signs: Loom bands craze

As you might have noticed, it has been more than three months since I last posted. I’ve also not been reading blogs – just because I feel so meh. You can also say that I’m trying to find out – like an experiment of sorts […]

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 traversed a smooth highway that didn’t seem to end and with hardly a traffic at that time of the day. The view was pretty much the same as the Cambodian countryside and the weather equally as hot as a sunny day in Cambodia.

An hour or so later, after passing through several villages and Wat Phu signs, we were deposited at a pier (the name escapes me now). A lot of those who were with us in the van were going to Don Det, a small island sitting in the middle of the Laos side of the Mekong River, while my husband and I had to wait for another van that would take us to Pakse.

Don Det island
Khmer Iggy was tempted to take the ferry to Don Det in Laos but it wasn’t part of our itinerary.

Don Det, I found out, is one of the bigger islands of Si Phan Don (meaning 4,000 islands) measuring about four kilometers long and is a backpacker’s haven.

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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 […]