853-Marketplace – Siem Reap, Cambodia

We visited the downtown night market in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It wasn’t as amazing as the weekend market in Bangkok, but still fun.

853-Marketplace2This was the South East Asian fish pedicure. You stick your feet into the pool of tiny fish and they eat off the dead skin on your feet – supposedly giving you a pedicure.

Fish Pedicures

I’m not kidding you. Here is a photo stolen from the web. As a matter of fact, one of my students last year got third place in the Alaska Business Plan Competition with this crazy idea of bring this craze to the Alaska State Fair this summer


Either way, that’s too weenie of a treatment for a man. Real men prefer a tank of piranhas.

853-Marketplace3This old guy made one-of-a-kind hand drawn and punched animal and scenic designs from animal hide.


Here is one of his small elephants. They’re really cool. His large wall hangings were quite impressive and expensive.

853-Marketplace1This is an old-school hand-cranked puppet show machine that used his creations as the characters. You crank this handle and about thirty gears and levers make the character puppets move independently like an old European automaton.