Temples are great, but let be honest Hubby and I were on a little temple overload.  Seriously 14 temples in 6 days, who does that?  AND, now that I have been writing about them, there were more than 14, I think we saw 15 or 16. 
Really, we didn't tire of seeing them, but 15 or 16 temples is plenty for 6 days.  (I still haven't showed you Angkor Wat!)

Hey Mom, if you are out there looking at these pictures now you know how us kids felt when you and Daddy would come home from vacation and would set up the projector and show us HUNDREDS of slides from your trips.  (How I wish I had those slides today.)

Anyway Hubby and I did take a few breaks from the temples - we took a cooking class and just wandered around the markets a bit.  He are a few fun pic's from the markets.  I encourage you to really look closely at these pictures so you can absorb everything, and then you might just have an idea of what it was like to be here.  Have fun!  :o)
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The lady in the blue shirt was our cooking instructor. Check out the guy to the left of the picture - the one wearing the helmet. Yes, he was driving his motorbike through this market. Notice how the ladies hang their handbags?
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See the little bowl to the right? That bowl is for the innards.
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I have no idea what that vegetable is, or what is in the containers, OR what is in the bags.
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Wow, just wow.
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This lady was walking around selling this.
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Super yummy fruits. Top: Rambutan Bottom: Longans
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No idea.
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Stomach lining? No thank you.
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It is only 90+ degrees in this market.
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Dragon fruit. I dig it.
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I couldn't figure out why there were mounds of cash in some of the store fronts... now that I have been doing more reading on Cambodia I *THINK* this is old money, the money they used before the Khmer Rouge. However I could be wrong, if anyone knows the real reason why there are stack of money in some markets please tell me!!
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Yum
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Peeling garlic
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Cambodian bananas are much smaller and are a little more firm than the bananas I am accustom to.
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Holy pineapples!!
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Fresh pineapple juice in a bag baby!!
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I have NO IDEA.
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Notice the black specks on the VERY FRESH pig parts?
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Here is a close up...those black specs are flies.
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That is NOT chocolate.
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Frog anyone?
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Best fruit I have EVER eaten. Mangosteen
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The 'restaurant' we ate in. This lady is swinging here baby that is in the hammock.
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Just before eating a meal that made me sicker than a dog.
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POP top!! Ahhh this took me back to junior high! Not the beer, but the pop top. I really wanted to make a cool chain to go around my room. :o)
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The dish that took me down. See that coffee cup of silverware to the left? When she brought that out and the silverware was in cold water I looked at Hubby and said "I'm a little nervous, maybe we shouldn't eat here". He agreed, but we had already ordered and ate it anyway. 2 antibiotics and 4 other meds later I am fine.
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Me with a Buddhist nun. I should have had her say a prayer for me after eating that meal.
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Street food. Spicy little mussels.
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Mmmm....more street food, snails.
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Taking a break from selling her goods.
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How cute are these boys hanging out in the rice? Just another day in their little lives.
Mimi
11/17/2012 10:51:00 am

Look like you guys had fun. The green vegetable is bitter vegetable. You have to remove the thing that looks like white spider web inside and the seed. Vietnamese's used it in their soup. Also, the other one is blood not chocolate. Hope that will help

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kathie
11/17/2012 03:07:26 pm

Just wow!!

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Nancy
11/21/2012 07:49:58 pm

The football shaped/sized 'fruit' is a banana flower bud.

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