Monday, June 25, 2007

The Mall

During a blazingly hot day in Phnom Penh, we happened upon the Sorya Market. Contrary to the dozen or so other markets we've seen in Asia, this was not an open air, bargain for a price, 15 stalls that sell the same merchandise. Sorya is Cambodia's (only?) American style mall.

Call it a cop-out, but we enjoyed all 5 floors of air-conditioned glory. I bought a pair of Ray-Bans for $5 (surely, they are genuine) and I had some fried noodles at the food court. The oddest moment came when Lisa took a picture of me at the food court. A security guard appeared, as if from nowhere, and declared "no camera".

Presumably, he thought we were industrial spies, taking the concept of indoor shopping back to America to make millions

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