|Kep fisherwomen wear leopard print jackets when hauling in a basket of crabs!|
|click to enlarge - it's a real scene, with food stalls under umbrellas and crabs being hauled in by the second|
|crab baskets at the bottom of the photo, crab boats in the water|
|so many vendors, all cooking fresh seafood on the spot|
|squid and fish and crabs, skewered and cooked over wood charcoal|
|the attention to detail on the backside of this sculpture cracked me up|
|this guy towered over the whole thing - the guardian of crab fishermen, i guess|
|my husband, in hog heaven....wandering into a market filled with fresh crab|
|the air was so smoky - all those charcoal fires everywhere. it smelled GREAT.|
|it's a wonderful pool - water just slightly salty, not too cold but definitely not warm. just right and wonderfully refreshing after a sweltering day at the crab market|
When it stopped raining, we headed across town to this great little restaurant called Breezes. I decided not to take my camera -- dang it -- because we passed some gorgeous scenery and the skies and water were absolutely incredible. Shades of rosy pink, reflecting on the softest-looking pinkish water, I wish I'd taken my camera. Anyway. The meal was just great; Marc got crab croquettes and lok lak, which is a Cambodian beef dish that comes with a great limey green peppercorn sauce. I got udon noodles with ground chicken, mushrooms, and fresh basil, extremely tasty. We hired a tuktuk driver to pick us up at 8:30 in the morning for a trip to Kampot. More on that tomorrow.
My now-customary ending to this post: I love it here! Cambodian people are so warm and friendly, and my heart melts a little each time I interact with someone.