a Ratanakiri sunset

Sunset views from the east side of Boeung Kan Siang Lake, in Banlung, Ratanakiri, Cambodia. This side of the lake is where food stalls and mats are set up. It's beautiful, sitting on the bank eating fertilized duck eggs -- such peace and quiet with just the occasional ash wafting by from slash and burn practices (deforestation? shifting cultivation?). Photos by Keith Kelly. You see the smoke from these burning fields practically everywhere you go in the province. I guess that makes for pretty sunsets.. … [Read more...]

another Mekong sunset

More photos on Keith Kelly's flickr. … [Read more...]

sunset scenes on the Mekong

Time for some pics around town.. who knows how long I've got in this beautiful country ;-) … [Read more...]

Sunset on the Mekong

It's been a while since we've seen a sunset here. After the brief lull in the rains last month, September stormed in with brilliant downpours and the energy-sapping intermittent drizzling all day long. In some provinces these downpours made up for the drought. Unfortunately there was so much sudden deluge that up to 2m have been recorded in some villages around the country, and flash floods have taken about a dozen lives. This photo above of the Phnom Penh skyline was taken from the peninsula before the rainy season started. That is the royal palace and royal viewing stage on the riverfront (for the November boat races during the Water Festival, or Bon Om Touk). … [Read more...]