breakfast at the local market in siem reap
morning market chats
bugs for sale at the local market
buy lotus pods to later feed the monkeys
more grubs for sale
snakes for sale - our guide said it was unusual to see this many variety of snakes at the market, as some are illegal to sell
water buffalo herd
basket weaving. in this culture, this is women's work as you can tell by the men taking it easy in the background
basket weaving family. a set of baskets (3) can be made in a day by one person
the experienced weaver
making palm sugar
hardening the palm sugar as the kids wait for tastes
a typical house in the countryside of siem reap. they are elevated to allow for cooler temperatures in the house at night. the family hangs out in the underparts during the day.
the inside of a typical countryside home. the curtained-off area is where the kids sleep. they also mentioned they have to be careful of snakes.
the family - the mom was recovering from a motorbike accident at her mother's.
blacksmith 'shop' - fire is used to heat iron as well as cook a snack
waiting for the iron to heat up
cupping with flames! this is supposed to detoxify by bringing the bad stuff to the surface, but it also leaves lovely reddish purple marks all over one's body for a good week.
K's turn. she opted for less torture.
making rice noodles - they get squeezed thru a cylinder and cooked before sorting
sorting the rice noodles into portions