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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Old Train StationOld Train Station
Old Train Station

The old train station at the western end of the city
Old Train StationOld Train Station
Old Train Station

Overgrowth at the abandoned railway station
Wat Damrey SarWat Damrey Sar
Wat Damrey Sar

A Buddhist temple near the southern end of the city center
Wat KandalWat Kandal
Wat Kandal

Another Buddhist temple at the eastern bank of the river
Wat KandalWat Kandal
Wat Kandal

A golden stupa in the temple compound
Battambang MuseumBattambang Museum
Battambang Museum

Closed for the day unfortunately



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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