Thursday, 17 March 2011

What the Duck in Siem Reap - Part Two

Continuing from >>What the Duck in Siem Reap - Part One

But first, WTD found a watering hole to combat the intense heat. Khmer Kitchen

And draft beer is going at around USD $0.50 to $1 per glass here in Siem Reap. What more could a duck ask for.
Passing by lotus fields on the way to Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in the region.

On the boat to catch a glimpse of the water dwellings. Squatter housing on the shallow banks of Tonle Sap. This city duck didn't know what to expect, seeing the sediments/construction work/packed tourist ferries along the inlet kinda dampened his hopes about this little excursion.
A glimpse of the water dwellings on the main lake, which is home to a sizable ethnic Vietnamese/Cambodian population. WTD suddenly felt very at home.

A slice of modernity with some ingenuity. Life seemed tough here but the residents are a resourceful lot.

WTD's plush camera lenses are met with much suspicion

View of Tonle Sap lake and the Cambodian flag

On the way back to the jetty, WTD witnessed some local boys bathing/frolicking (?) with their duck. "That's not how my kind should be treated!" he yelled, pouting. But the Cambodian duck seemed to be pretty much enjoying the treatment in the heat.

A thoughtful WTD after the trip to the lake. (to be continued...)

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