A prominent feature of the Phnom Penh urban landscape is the number of tree stumps left standing throughout the city. Click here to see some of them.
Most of the stately old trees of Phnom Penh boulevards are gone now. But there are still many tortured remnants of what used to be. Click here for photos.
Visitors to Phnom Penh are usually amazed at the amount of wiring strung above the city streets, some of it probably there since electricity came to Phnom Penh. Click here to see some of the loose ends of cut wires.
Just about every wire ever strung from the poles of Phnom Penh seems to be still there. The mass of wiring above the streets is remarkable. Click here to see some of it.
They keep coming….
Phnom Penh has an unreal number of coffee shops per person. They’re everywhere and still more keep opening. Click here to see some of the newer coffee shops soon to open.
Society is changing in Cambodia and some of the changes are real progress. In this last of three postings about vehicles and transportation in Phnom Penh, click here to see some of “the other” modes.
Here are more photos of transportation modes in Phnom Penh, this time focusing the slower and more pedestrian ways of getting around. Click here to see the pictures.
There are a variety of modes of transportation in Phnom Penh now, many more than when I first arrived. Click here to see the first part of a series on transport modes in the city.
After the first coffee carts seemed successful, semi-permanent outlets started to appear on the sidewalks, staying there day and night. Click here to see some of the first of these.
The early days
Cambodia—and most of central and east Asia–are not coffee-drinking lands. Tea is the traditional drink. But in recent years Western influence has created a coffee-drinking frenzy in Cambodia. Click here to learn about the early days of the introduction of coffee.