Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Random Thom

It wouldn't be me if I didn't include a Neak Ta figure, this one is from Wat Chey Sampeau
Here are some random pictures from my visit to Kompong Thom last week. I still have a flurry of photos from Sambor Prei Kuk to post here in the next day or two. Quite often on my travels I take far too many pictures of inanimate objects like temples, carvings and suchlike, and often forget to take enough people shots. It's the people of Cambodia that make the country so appealing - I must keep telling myself not to forget them going about their daily activities. One photographer who has this off to a fine art is Steve Goodman. Visit his blog to see what I mean. Anyway, enough babble, here's the pictures.
An early morning look at the main bridge, actually there are two of them, in Kompong Thom city that crosses the Stung Sen River
This husband and wife team take their oxen for a walk in Atsu village
A krama silk weaver of Atsu village in full flow
This woman is spinning a yarn - I didn't know whether to believe her!
A seima stone at Wat Chey Sampeau showing the goddess with the long hair, known variously as Preah Thorani or Preah Neang Kong Hing
Mr Vanny, my ox-cart driver at Sambor Prei Kuk
This black statue of a child, with bright red lips, is much revered at the summit of Phnom Santuk

7 Comments:

Blogger khmer_rulz said...

hello andy. i love your blog...

October 29, 2008 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

your affection for my blog is most welcome :-)

October 30, 2008 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger khmer_rulz said...

yeah...do u still work at hanuman?

October 30, 2008 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Yes I still work as Product Manager for Hanuman Tourism, based in Phnom Penh. A great place to work, though like everyone in tourism, we have our fingers crossed about the current unstable financial climate around the globe, which will inevitably have a negative effect on visitors coming to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.
There's an article coming out in next month's The Globe magazine on tourism in Cambodia and its future.
Andy

October 30, 2008 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger khmer_rulz said...

yes...you see i've been back tracking on your blog and see all of the fun location you been and i want to use the service of your company when i go on holiday in cambodia. can i have your contact?

October 30, 2008 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

My office email is andy@hanumantourism.com
My own travels are usually done under my own steam though I am lucky to get the odd trip for business purposes.
Hanuman offers a wide range of tours throughout Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos and we pride ourselves on some unique features. Let us know what you want to do and we'll give you some options and a quote to see if you like our ideas and prices.
Or, if you are on a tight budget, then of course you can always 'do it yourself'.
Andy

October 30, 2008 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger khmer_rulz said...

i just emailed you work email. im interested in travelling to vietnam and just tour around cambodia to visit all the ancient khmer site.

October 30, 2008 at 4:26 PM  

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