Friday, May 19, 2006

My First Khmer Meal

My First Khmer Meal
Originally uploaded by buckyreed.
This was my first meal after arriving in Siem Reap. Tasty chicken curry Cambodian style. There was a Taiwanese couple at the next table that shared their pumpkin soup with me. Mmmm. The guy in front of the restaurant was one of the many, many landmine victims I saw. This is still a terrible problem and doesn't show any signs of abating anytime soon. In many ways this picture sums up what I experienced in Cambodia: A fantastic culture, generous hospitality, extreme poverty, and great personal tragedy.

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