Way to Phnom Penh // Droga do Phnom Penh

No useless babbling here… What I meet on the way is dust, towns, villages … and lots of friendly people, encouraging me to cycle harder with their smiles. The capital city itself greets me with a big fire, traffic chaos (it seems the city sprang out so fast that there was no time to built traffic lights!) and with my friends from Battambang who host me here, too.

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Tutaj bez zbędnych opisów… Po drodze – kurz, miasta, miasteczka … i mnóstwo przyjaznych ludzi, uśmiechem zachęcających do wzmożonego wysiłku. A sama stolica wita mnie pożarem, chaosem komunikacyjnym (miasto nagle tak się rozrosło, że nie starczyło czasu na wybudowanie sygnalizacji świetlnej!) i … znajomymi z Battambang, którzy i w Phnom Penh mnie goszczą.

Kampot

I tag along a group of artists, who organize workshops for kids…

Teatr cieni / Shadow theatre

Qibao is one of touristy districts of Shanghai where what is old has not been demolished or was demolished but then rebuilt to imitate the original style. Though located far away from the centre, in Minhang, it is still very popular among the Shanghaiese. The come here to eat like crazy – that’s the main attraction of Qibao. The place is also popular for its cricket breeding – local crickets are said to be pretty aggressive, a feature that is highly desired for cricket fights that are traditionally organised here. You can also have a walk around and visit the (newly built) temples and see the shadow theatre, once a very popular form of entertainment. Nowadays, it is just a small place displaying their shows for a bunch of tourists plus a number of history rooms filled with nostalgia of past glory.

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Qibao to jedna z turystycznych dzielnic Szanghaju, w której nie wyburzono…