What you see on a typical ride out to school…

This trip we have hired bicycles to get to and from school. It takes about 20 minutes to get there from where we are staying. Although it’s not too far away, the morning sun makes it very hot, however there are always many weird and wonderful things to see to take our minds off the heat. Here are some of them…

Electricity wires run here, there and everywhere here in Cambodia but it works!

Electricity wires run here, there and everywhere here in Cambodia but it works!

This stand is actually a local petrol station. The most popular form of transport in Cambodia is scooters or motorbikes. Locals buy petrol by the litre from recycled bottles. We have heard the petrol is not very good but it is cheaper and more convenient than going to a petrol station.

This stand is actually a local petrol station. The most popular form of transport in Cambodia is scooters or motorbikes. Locals buy petrol by the litre from recycled bottles. We have heard the petrol is not very good but it is cheaper and more convenient than going to a petrol station.

This young man has a different kind of food stand, it sells grilled bananas. He has a little coal fire on his stand, which he used to grill the bananas until the are soft but not too soft. I bought a stick of 4 grilled bananas for 50c. They were yummy!

This young man has a different kind of food stand, it sells grilled bananas. He has a little coal fire on his stand, which he used to grill the bananas until the are soft but not too soft. I bought a stick of 4 grilled bananas for 50c. They were yummy!

There are no laws on the number of passengers you can carry in Cambodia, or as you can see, where you carry them.

There are no laws on the number of passengers you can carry in Cambodia, or as you can see, where you carry them.

This photo was taken on the way home from school. There are many food stand in Siem Reap that sell lots of delicious things. This man is selling BBQ chicken. These stands are shelled in and wheeled away each night. The person that owns it walks it to where he sets up for the morning/afternoon/night.

This photo was taken on the way home from school. There are many food stand in Siem Reap that sell lots of delicious things. This man is selling BBQ chicken. These stands are shelled in and wheeled away each night. The person that owns it walks it to where he sets up for the morning/afternoon/night.

A new building is being built in this picture. Unlike us, Cambodians use bamboo for scaffolding. Men and woman work tens of metres from the ground, standing on and protected by the bamboo. Think that's crazy, well they also only wear thongs to work and no hard hats or protective clothes.

A new building is being built in this picture. Unlike us, Cambodians use bamboo for scaffolding. Men and woman work tens of metres from the ground, standing on and protected by the bamboo. Think that’s crazy, well they also only wear thongs to work and no hard hats or protective clothes.

Electricity wires run here, there and everywhere here in Cambodia but it works!

Electricity wires run here, there and everywhere here in Cambodia but it works!

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