Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Update from the Wild West

The picture to the right is an artist's rendition of us trying to cross the street in Phnom Penh. (Anyone remember Frogger?) Now on to the regularly scheduled post.

Wild West you say? Is the reason we haven't been posting that we gave up and hightailed out of the Far East? Did all the traveling finally cause us to breakdown?

Far from it. It's just that our current locale (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) feels like the old Wild West towns you'd see in the movies. Well without the active shooting of people in the streets. As far as we know.

In the last three days we've been a participant in a number of blackouts (they roll them through the town at unspecified times because the country doesn't have enough energy for the city), had our camera stolen (thankfully we only lost 4-5 days of pictures) and been losing a good pound or two a day in sweat. Fortunately we haven't seen any of the drive-by acid throwing and cutting of throats that the Phnom Penh Post police blotter had promised. But the one night we were outside after dark we lost our camera. So there you go.

As a result, we've been a bit... preoccupied. Good news for you the reader though is that we're refocused. We should have a number of new posts (including parts 2 and 3 of Siem Reap) going up this week. Look for about one a day for the rest of the week. Pictures will be coming as well though at a bit more of a leisurely pace. Or not at all depending on whether we have another blackout.

Otherwise, just sit back and enjoy. We're off for an uplifting trip to the Killing Fields tomorrow and then to the beach to celebrate a certain someones birthday....


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