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.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Phnom Penh This and That

We ate dinner in a delightful restaurant run by a group which is training Street Kids to have a job skill instead of just begging on the streets. There is a similar set up in Hanoi. They also have a craft shop. I had a Chicken burger which was excellent. We had a choice of several routes from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. By air, boat or bus. The boat is rated "uncomfortable" and air is expensive (and the trip takes up a good part of the day anyway) so we chose the deluxe bus . The company said a van would pick us up. It was early am and our hotel hadn't opened yet so we had to slip out the back door with the security guard's help. Here we are waiting for the "van".

It turned out to be a tuk tuk of course.



Getting three of us and all our bags in one is quite a logistic undertaking.




These flowers were in the courtyard of the Royal Palace.









And I thought this was a great shot of the stairs for mounting your white elephant from the Royal Palace. The National Museum did not allow photos.




The view of the electrical wires from the terrace outside our room. Electrical wiring is always interesting in Asian countries.


Some sort of grounds keeper in the park across from our hotel.



Our double decker bus picked us up on this street at the company's tiny bus station.


And we were off on the way to Siem Reap. Notice the load on this truck. We thought the bus would give us the best view of the countryside between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.



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