fauxklore (fauxklore) wrote,

Cambodia Haiku

I spent the morning shopping, which mostly involved trying to find a doll for my collection. There are only two stalls at Psar Chas (the Old Market) which sell dolls and, of course, by the time I figured that out, it was challenging to find my way back to one of them.

There are a lot of pleasurable things about travel here (e.g. the ability to have noodle soup for breakfast) but there is one significant annoyance. It's the ongoing litany that inspired this haiku:

Hello, motorbike?
Tuk-tuk, madame? Tuk-tuk, please.
Lady, buy something.

(By the way, for those who don't know, a tuk-tuk is a sort of trailer pulled by a motorbike and is one of the major forms of transportation in southeast Asia. One can also get a lift on the back of a motorbike if one is cheap and daring. Or pay significantly more money for a real taxi.

After an interesting lunch at a sort of Asian tapas place (where I was not brave enough to try the mango salad with dried snake), I treated myself to a spa afternoon. I actually got a manicure and pedicure, which also included leg and arm massages. It took me all of about 15 minutes to chip the fingernail polish, alas.

I did a few other things, but I passed on tea at the Grand Hotel d'Angkor as being too expensive. I may still do tea at the Oriental when I get to Bangkok.

Which reminds me. Internet access in Cambodia is very cheap, so checking my mail and writing a post like this costs me about 25 cents. I'm not sure what the prices will be like in Bangkok, so I may not post daily while I am there.
Tags: haiku, holidailies, travel

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