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Friday, 27 May 2011

Playtime and laughter in Battambang, Cambodia

The bus journey to Battambang sets the tone...


A Cambodian comedy programme is showing on the bus - Super Mario meets the Chuckle Brothers...


The whole bus is watching and laughing. This woman is literally screaming with laughter at the show - she's brilliant...


Even the bus driver is watching as he drives along the highway...


We swim into Battambang...


Next day, I take the bamboo train out to a village...


This is the bamboo train driver - turns out, he's a speed demon...


We're flying so fast we're about to bump the train in front...




Oops, cow on the line...



What happens when a bamboo train comes from the other direction? Easy, just lift one of the trains off the track...


We arrive at a small village - the village kids jump on board and playtime starts...




This boy looks too cool for school at first...


But then he does his Superman impression...


At the kids' table, we make clay pigs and grasshoppers...


The village twins ask me to play spot the difference...


If in doubt, stick a clay pig's head to your face while nobody's watching...


Then act completely natural...






6 comments:

  1. HA! Love the end joke Charlotte! Aren't those frog/toads weird!
    We're skipping out on Battambang and opting to stay in Siem Reap... we're just not ready to part yet!

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  2. Dancing on a bamboo train is marvelous !
    That's surely the only train where dancing is possible !
    Thanks Charlotte for this beautiful story...

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  3. I wanna ride on the bamboo train!
    Nice photo essay. Thanks Charlotte for keeping me vicariously living in Asia.

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  4. beautiful and enchanting ... keep them coming xx jaqui

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  5. Thanks everyone, the kids made the day :-)

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  6. Angkor Thom built around the ashes of former one with Bayon temple standing exactly in the center of it.

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