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