On the way to work this week, we passed a man carrying a duck upside down. A few minutes later we saw a chicken tied by its leg to the tree.
The strange part wasn’t the duck and the chickens. It was that we didn’t see them as unusual.
Farm animals on the street, moto drivers transporting plates of glass, vehicles carrying live pigs through the streets of Phnom Penh…..they’re all part of our life these days. And we don’t blink when we see someone chowing down on a cricket or a driving a buffalo cart loaded with pottery through the middle of town.
It’s just “year two” in Cambodia.