Cravings for mashed potato

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Mmmmm mash potato!

Yesterday, Sunday, a day of rest.  A day on which, for once, we took great delight in being typically English.  We had beans on toast for breakfast.  Then mid-afternoon, we unashamedly went to an Irish bar to satisfy our cravings for home-cooking, or at least the next best thing.  Roast chicken, stuffing, mashed and roast potato, steamed vegetables, cauliflower cheese and gravy............mmmm!  It actually tasted good, the only thing that disappointed was the stuffing, which didn't bear any resemblance to the real thing.  We are confident that now our cravings for mashed potato and gravy have been satisfied, we can continue to eat rice and noodles for the next six weeks.

Today we were out by 8am to see some more temples.

At Bakong
  We visited the Roluos group of temples: 'Lolei,'  'Preah Ko' and the largest 'Bakong.'  It wasn't really the best time to visit, as it was swarming with Cambodians, all visiting for New Year.  These temples are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers, around the end of the 9th century. 

We opted for an Indian meal this evening, and whilst there got chatting to an American doctor who had just spent a month in Chaing Mai as part of his training.  He said the health care system in Thailand was pretty good, but non-existent in Cambodia.  He also said that he would rather use his talents in the developing world rather than treating fat Americans back home. We liked him. 

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Mmmmm mash potato!
Mmmmm mash potato!
At Bakong
At Bakong
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