Saturday, November 22, 2008

Crocodile show, Koh Kong Safari World

I have to admit I was scared watching the fellows playing with their lives with these ferocious predators. Even the crocodile hunter on Discovery never dares to play with a crocodile this dangerously.

Still can't understand how these guys can mess around with these predators without hurting themselves. No matter what tricks they have, these are still wild animals with crushing jaws. Talking about dangerous job...And I'm sure there's no life insurance for them and their families either.

That was one heck of a show. My bow to you!

I prayed the crocodile wouldn't crush his skull every time he put his head in between its jaw
Crocodile show, Koh Kong

Wanna check what I had for dinner?
Crocodile show, Koh Kong

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Kitties at Koh Kong Safari World

It was amazing to see the bangle tigers up close: their elegant body stripes, their powerful paws that can take down a cow easily with one strike, their ferocious sharp fangs and eyes... What a beautiful predator!

These adults weigh probably 200-250 Kgs. The zoo keeper said they were captured from the jungle somewhere in Cambodia. Hopefully, their population is not dying out from human destruction.

Kitty you wanna check up my teeth, Doc?
Nice fangs

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Vietnam trip pictures

This year I also got a chance to visit my good old friend Chea in Hanoi, Vietnam. My other friend, Bo, also joined me on this trip. We began the trip by taking the bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh city. Then from there, we flew to Hanoi.

Vietnam in many ways is like Cambodia but way more populous. We had a blast there. It was a good destination to add to my traveling experiences.

Picture sets: Hanoi, Ha Long, Kat Ba.

Saturday, November 08, 2008


My one month vacation in Cambodia was over too fast. Like they say, time flies when you're having fun. And I did have a wonderful time with my family and friends.

I enjoy seeing the changes every time I go back. For examples, the infrastructures are getting better which makes traveling easier. The country is booming. My nieces and nephews have all grown up and some are now in college which reminds me of how old I am getting :).

However, Phnom Penh traffic is a different story as the city is getting more crowded and the respects for traffic rules are still low.

One of the things I miss most about home is, not surprisingly, the FOOD. I often heard people made fun of me of how much I ate but I didn't care :). Everything was just delicious to me. As a result, I put on a few pounds after a month.

Eating Cambodian soup with family (Soup Chnang Dek).

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Incheon Airport again...

This time I have to wait for 11 hours to catch my flight back to Seattle. Thanks to the free internet with generous 22 inch LCD at Asiana Airline lounge which lets me kill times by catching up with emails, uploading pictures, updating blog and chatting. There is also a nice rest area next to the Internet Zone where you can relax/sleep/nap.

So here's the tip for those who will be stuck at Incheon Airport for a long while like me and want to kill some boredom and rest. Asiana lounge is probably a good place to go. Just make sure you don't miss your flight :)