I’m heading to the Orient for the summer so I won’t be updating the blog often. I’ll be spending six to eight weeks in China and then heading to India. I don’t have a return ticket, but I plan on coming home in late August. Three months of new people and places!
I visited the largest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia, Tonle Sap near Siem Reap, Cambodi. The lake was flooded when I was there in November and I was able to witness the local fishing culture. While most of what was caught was small minnow sized fish, some people caught and kept a variety of fresh water snakes. Just like the fish, the snakes are eaten by the locals. Later that night, I tried snake soup for dinner. It tasted like fish but was chewier, more leathery and bonier. Would not recommend.
Tracks from four wheel drive vehicles line the sand in the white desert in Egypt. The sun was beginning to set when I took this picture. There was so much dust in the air that the sky looked like a white haze. It was incredibly dry and hot as one would expect from the Sahara. Still, the scenery is beautiful.