Frozen in Time


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April 18th 2013
Published: April 26th 2013
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At the western end of Battambang, the old train station clock reads barely past eight. It has been that way for years – maybe decades, even – because, having lived out its purpose long ago, it stopped ticking. But the truth is, it’s already one in the afternoon, and the clock feels like it has stopped less because of technical malfunction than a result of a magical spell that froze time inde... Read Full Entry



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Phnom Sampeau

An abandoned artillery from the Khmer Rouge era
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Phnom Sampeau

Stupas on top of the hill
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Phnom Sampeau

Bat cave on the hill
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White Rose Restaurant

Vegetable curry at the White Rose Restaurant in the city center
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White Rose Restaurant

Guess how a cup of steamed rice is shaped at the White Rose Restaurant.
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City Center

My late night snack
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City Center

Wat Phiphetaram
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Vegetarian Home

A vegetarian restaurant at the city center
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Vegetarian Home

Khmer Curry with baguette
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City Center

A statue on the park near the central market
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Wat Banan

The first few of the 358 steps of the temple ruins
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Wat Banan

Children sitting by the sign halfway to the hilltop
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Wat Banan

Almost there
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Wat Banan

Made it!
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Wat Banan

Temple ruins
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Wat Banan

Incense inside one of the temples
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Wat Baydamram

The market bustling with activity early in the morning
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Wat Baydamram

Fruit bats snoozing on trees near the market
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Prasat Phnom Banon Winery

The winery's vineyard
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Prasat Phnom Banon Winery

Not yet mature grapes



26th April 2013

Countryside tour
Fantastic photos and stories about the countryside tour. We really struggled with the smells at the fish market, but our timing wasn't the best - it was a hot summer afternoon... :)
26th April 2013

Thanks. Yeah, couldn't stomach the smell, too. Same time as mine, though it was just after the Khmer New Year so the market was basically deserted.
26th April 2013

Off the beaten path
A thrill norry ride...you always find the interesting things to do. You should have taken the cooking class. Loved your opening and closing with the clock. Excellent writing! We are waiting for your book.
26th April 2013

I just found out about the norry by reading other travelers' stories. Plus my guide turned out to be very helpful. Thanks. Maybe one day I'll be able to get myself published :)
26th April 2013

Fish cheese -- yum? Sounds like an odorous adventure. Liked the bit with the frog leg as well -- I find it goes well with ginger and greens. Great writing and looking forward to your next one. :)
26th April 2013

I actually liked the taste of the frog -- tasted like fish. But every time I realize it's a frog.... :) Yeah, maybe I should've tried it with ginger and greens.
27th April 2013

Oh, those creative juices ...
Yes, flowing through your entire blog. You write beautifully, Jay, and like MJ, I'm waiting for your book. Can't wait to read more.
27th April 2013

Thanks!

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