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Battambang, Cambodia

After a five hour local bus ride from Phnom Penh, we arrived in Battambang. We've learned not to look at the road while riding, because there aren't two lanes and it's just a constant game of chicken with other buses, trucks, motorbikes and cows. Battambang is a little countryside town compared to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. We enjoyed taking in the local village with our tuk tuk driver Mr. Theain.

The bamboo train is a creative form of local transportation. It consists of a small motorcycle engine-powered bamboo cart that rides the railroad rails picking up and dropping off passengers, cargo, animals, and motorcycles along the way. When it meets an on-coming train, it can be disassembled and taken off the rails in two minutes, allowing others to pass.

Assembly of the bamboo train
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Our drivers
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25 minutes later we arrived at a little village where they make bricks
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Cow crossing
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Old Pepsi factory in the same state as when the Khmer Rouge was in power
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Mr. Theain... our tour guide for the few days we were there
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Villagers growing bean sprouts, making rice paper, sticky bamboo rice, fish paste, dried bananas and so much more!
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Ek Phnom- 11th century Angkorian ruin and friendly guides
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More life from the lens
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This last picture shows the sad reality through much of SE Asia. Pollution is a large problem.
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Posted by Aboleski 06:49 Archived in Cambodia

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