From my recent trip to Cambodia

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Re: From my recent trip to Cambodia

Unread postby aster » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:23 am

sury wrote:Yildiz,
Thank you and the link is appreciated. It is a pity that such actions are taken. I have seen it
quite often in India too. Unfortunately, it is often too late we realize the severity of these
actions. On a positive note, Siem Reap province seems to be very proactive in preserving and
even restoring these temples. They are teamed up with various countries (Japan, Taiwan, and India
to name a few) to restore the ruins.

Sury



Hi Sury;

That's good to hear. :) A precious place indeed and well worth preserving as their economy relies on such good tourist attractions. Glad that it's recognized highly-worthy and collaborations are made to conserve and restore by some good countries' officials and savvy people.

Thanks for sharing,

Yildiz

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Re: From my recent trip to Cambodia

Unread postby sury » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:28 pm

Here is an example of the collaboration with India. BTW, this is the only place I have seen an overt display of collaboration information.
At Ta Prohm. I think the image has enough resolution to zoom in and read the text.

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This is the photo of the left side of the temple as you are looking at it.

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Re: From my recent trip to Cambodia

Unread postby aster » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:38 am

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Impressive final look, Sury.

Good work. Impressive details in the second photo as well. Intriguing cultural / archeological heritage.

Thanks for sharing,

Yildiz

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Re: From my recent trip to Cambodia

Unread postby Fotogeorge » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:55 pm

Sury, I enjoyed your images. I always say, that street scene images should tell a story, if at all possible. Well, I especially liked the first image, that showed a blend of cultures in cuisines. It made me think. Did you see any McDonald's or Starbucks? I wonder how long it would take for Mexican and Kmyr cuisine blend into one. Tasting the food in that restaurant could have told another story. I noticed that in the blend of Japanese and Peruvian in the Peruvian restaurants, that I had visited in California. I think of the blends of 16 century Spanish into Mayan, Inca, and Philippine cuisines, after the arrival of the Conquistadors. Locally, I see Japanese cuisine featured in almost every Chinese or Thai restaurants. On TV, I saw a restaurant review show about a Sushi restaurant, that blends Mexican with Japanese cuisine. It's just a thought.
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Re: From my recent trip to Cambodia

Unread postby sury » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:25 pm

Thank you Fotogeorge and welcome to the forum. I did not see any McDonald's or Starbucks. I agree tasting the food in that restaurant could have told another story. Or even at one of the several Indian restaurants. Even the local restaurants we visited offered a variety of non Cambodian items (e.g. Pasta, Burgers, Steaks etc). I did not see a "fusion" centric menu at any of the restaurants we visited. My wife tried local vegetarian fare and enjoyed it. Well, they do use quite a bit of chili peppers similar to South Indian cuisine. :D

As for the Mexican restaurant, we got down the tuk-tuk and turned the corner and the board was staring at us. I was totally caught off guard. Last thing I expected was a Mexican restaurant in the middle of Siam Reap. We had a brief stay and did not want to miss out the local fare.

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