I have to confess, every day spent in Asia I fall deeper in love with two wheeler’s and the humans who ride them. My favorite is the magical combination of a man dressed in business attire, but sleeves rolled up, weaving through traffic like malleable water. I also could “street watch” in Asia for hours. I dream of find a trustworthy local with a motorcycle and asking him to just drive, as I capture the city on my Canon. Perhaps when I do make it to India and I have more time to immerse myself in the culture and language I will feel more confident to do so. For now, the safety of a backseat of a Tuktuk is just fine for taking in this beautiful and undestructable city.
Today the government shut down the city’s monuments and museums. I felt panic reading the update; Is this the prelude to Cambodia closing off it’s border?
“Irrelevant to even contemplate. The decision is out of your hands. Stay relaxed,” I calm myself into my current reality. It’s an unnerving reality, but we are all overcoming that together.
So as the world as we know it comes to a halt, come with me.
Let’s take a stroll down the streets of Phnom Penh.
Most in black in black, a few left with color.
Whatever situation you are in friends,
Stay focused and resilient.
This too, shall pass.