This market in Battambang in the early morning is filled with vendors and shoppers (and some photographers). It is amazing how many people are ready to sell so many items. Also note that vendors have their children with them in the market.

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I got a big kick out of this manikin.

 

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Did I surprise her with my camera? Also, check out the cleaver.

 

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Shredding coconuts

 

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This part of the market is indoors and seems to be there permanently as opposed to being brought out daily.

 

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note the scale

 

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This child is learning the universal greeting pose in Cambodia.

 

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Not sure what this is but it does make a pretty picture.

 

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I wonder what this mom is feeding the child…surely not chicken! Maybe chicken soup.

 

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shoes shoes shoes

 

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The US dollar is the preferred form of currency but you see the Cambodian Riel. In fact, when you pay with US dollars, if there is change, you will get it in Riels. The Cambodians want the dollar but it must be new, crisp, unmarked, and not torn. Coins are not used (US or Cambodian).

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The skirt I should have bought!

 

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Look familiar?

 

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Note the hats and long sleeved shirts worn by all the women. And, it was HOT and humid.

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probably chicken soup

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I think she is making a form of sticky rice.

 

 

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Lovely smile and nice looking bread.

 

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I only saw a few babies with bottles.

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Note the thongs and the thong socks!

 

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I saw many many people with cell phones… it is actually a status symbol!

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