Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

From Chau Doc Vietnam to Phnom Penh Cambodia

After a wonderful day and evening in Chau Doc it was time to head for Phnom Penh Cambodia. This was a sign posted in another hotel...not ours. No prostitubes allowed...whatever they are.
We had purchased tickets on the fast boat ($26) which included a pickup at our hotel by cyclo of course, since there are no taxis. Here you can see my daughter holding on to her two suitcases in the front of her cyclo.

A "neighbor" at the dock where we waited for our boat.

Across the river.


Our boat arrives and we load and are off. Comfy leather seats or you could sit outside on the back.





We had wonderful views of small farms and houses on the banks.

Local fishermen.







Vietnam immigration. We all had to get off the boat. One couple who had given their passports to someone to secure Cambodian visas for them hadn't gotten them back and couldn't go any further than this. We couldn't understand why they did this as it is easy to get visas on arrival in Cambodia.

And a few minutes up the river it was Cambodian immigration where we got visas.
It was too hot even for the dogs to rouse themselves.

An offering at a small temple there.
A cambodian farm.








And a temple of course.

Phnom Penh begins to appear on the horizon.






Hotel construction along the shore.









And local fishermen.
Things are beginning to look a little fancy.
The dock. The minute we arrived we were surrounded by taxi drivers and porters who wanted to carry our bags up the stairs. Phnom Penh is surprisingly expensive considering the local average wage.

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