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  1. Jade
    06/21

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about asian lifestyles.
    Regards

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  2. Rebbeca
    04/17

    There’s definately a great deal to find out about this topic. I like all of the points you made.

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  3. Smith Cam
    04/04

    Kampong Cham is one of the most highly-populated provinces in Cambodia and most likely the province with the most fertile land as well. The soil is mostly red in colour.

    Read more here: http://www.tourismcambodia.org/provincial_guide/index.php?view=detail&prv=3

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    07/28

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  5. Elle from Solo Female Nomad
    06/17

    I completely agree that you can get a good idea of the country just by visiting the markets. There is something special and unique, however, about the South East Asian Markets!

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  6. Dave
    06/14

    I’ve got this thing whereby I notice similar smells in markets around the world.

    Philippines markets have a heavy Durian smell from the popularity of the fruit.

    European wet markets smell of herbs and sometimes cheese depending on them.

    Malaysian markets have the same meat smell of west African markets but not the same fish or chicken. Very unique.

    Now if only to find a good lowlight lens to capture everything!

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      06/19

      @Dave: Good lowlight lens– yes. That and a wide one!
      Scent memory is a good intuit talent to have. I’m not sure about wet markets, but European markets definitely trigger the memory of cheese for me too. Malay markets… aren’t as distinct to me but it could be I closed my nose on account there was a lot of meat. =)

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  7. Annika
    06/12

    @christine yes we will cycle through Asia as well. I just remember my first french market in a Pakistani neighborhood of Paris. It was so much fun. My boyfried Roberto comes from Mexico and they thought he looked like a Pakistani himself so they tried to sell him a lot of stuff and we did not understand a word. But at least we knew all the ingrediences. In Mexico there are plenty of fruits offered that I have never seen before and here in Georgia we found the so-called Dry-Bridge-Market where they sell old soviet stuff, used trash cans, second hand belts, vases, spoons, army utensil, arts, a lot of things that travellers can unfortunately not carry. I am curious on getting to know the Tbilisi Green Markets as well!
    How long will you stay in SEA? It will probably take us quite a while to get there but maybe we will meet one day? Then you can explain me the cultural details on those markets 🙂
    Annika

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  8. Andrea
    06/12

    Great photos! And they’ve got the right idea with those hammocks.

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      06/12

      @Andrea: I’d say they do! =-)

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  9. Furio
    06/11

    Thank you for it… I love local markets!

    I especially enjoy taking pics of the meat on the table, while there are 40 Celsius degree and flies everywhere ; )

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      06/12

      @Furio: ha ha.. you must have some “meat and fly” photo collection!

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  10. Annika
    06/11

    I just love markets! Have cycled through Europe and Eurasia (on the way to Central Asia now) and every time I see a market I want to stop! I want to smell the smell of fresh herbs and vegetables, grilled meat, too many people and spices. I want to watch the highly concentrated Dominoe / Backgammon / Okey / Card game players, I want to feel the energy of the seller advertising that HIS T-shirts are really the cheapest, I want to taste the fresh made food that I have no idea what it is made. I want to hear the shouting, the kids playing around, the animals and cooking.
    I really could spend hours on a market. You really took some great pictures there. Can’t wait go get to Cambodia myself.

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    • Christine Ka’aloa
      06/11

      @Annika: Lovely descriptions and wow, to have cycled everywhere! Also, your description just reminded me that French markets were my first love. They felt so characteristic of the lifestyle and at times, caricatures of what you think is “French”. Asian markets feel a little different because I know less about the culture and so I’m reaching more for understanding than I am just simply enjoying. Will you cycle through Asia?

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