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Great emka 2021-02-25 19:50

Hello Paul I like markets but mainly frits and vegetable and fish market. The parts with meat are often shocking, like here these pig's heads. It doesn't look inviting for meat dishes. Also, I rather avoid any ice creams (if not packed and kept in the fridge). Nice photo.
Many places have Krong in the name. I wonder what does it mean.
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Hi Malgo,

I'm sorry but I don't immediately remember names with 'Krong' in ...

What often occurs in a name in Cambodia is 'Kampong' or 'Kompong'.
It means 'Port' and many of these places are located on a river or a lake.
In Malaysia and Indonesia a 'kampong' is a village.

You're right about ice cream. I'm also very careful with it.

I personally find a fish market more unpleasantly smelling than a meat market.
But it aren't the smells that attract me to markets in developing countries
Sorry the pig heads shocked you. For me the big surprise was that after a stay of 40 days in the calm Laos I arrived in a country that reminded me of India in terms of some third world problems as huge crowds and very poor hygiene.
However, the most unsanitary meat market I ever saw, was in 1999 in Songpan, China. I was there with another tourist and when we both took out our cameras we were brutally chased away by the butchers
No prying eyes allowed.

All the best!
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Hi Paul,

When the fish markets are visited early in the morning they are not smelly. besides, there are often fish or other sea creatures that I usually do not see, so I find it interesting. And the pig heads are disgusting. Some Asian markets, maybe especially Chinese, are not for faint-hearted because of some animals we do not eat, like bats, rats, etc.

Have a nice sunny weekend

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Hello both of you,
This is from Wikipedia:

"This is a list of Cambodia's 162 districts (srŏk), 27 elevations (krong), and 14 sections (khan), organized by province or municipality."

Concerning disgusting markets I saw very big rats (dead) for sale in Vientiane.

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Hi Gert,


Thank you for the information but I must have forgotten about the srŏk, the krong and the khan ...

Regarding rats:
I saw huge rats (alive) in the street where I was staying in Brooklyn, NYC.
In the evening there were also big rats in Central Park.
During my recent Asian trip, I saw no rats at all (neither dead nor alive).

Death in a market doesn't really scare me. I'm less brave when they run around the street and they were really huge in that neighbourhood.

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Hello Paul,
I had a huge rat running through my hotel room in Lagos, Nigeria. I made sure to keep my bananas hanging from a washing line across the room. I doubted it could get to them there.
There have also been rats running around the courtyard of the fine house where I live. They are everywhere, in any nice big city, but usually not sold at the markets.
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Hello Paul and Gert,
When I lived in another flat, on the fourth floor, I stood once near the sink washing dishes when the rat, not especially big, but rat anyway, jumped on my feet from under the sink. There was a screen there behind which were the pipes.
Near my home is a small lake https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo1056639.htm
and a canal. Near the canal, there used to be many rats. Often we went with my son Eryk to see them and the ducks. Now Eryk doesn't go with me for a walk, so I do not know how it is.
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