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Fish Tales (Day 23)

Welcome to 30 days of Photographs II. One week left! Click to see the list of themes

And here is the cast of characters participating in this challenge: Ziva, MikeWJ, Mo, Meleah, nonamedufus, Unfinished Person, Mariann, Malisa, Nora, LaughingMom, Tanya, Elizabeth A, Kristen , Cheryl, Katherine, and 00Dozo.

 

Mike – So what’s the connection…? In 2003, I traveled to Cambodia as part of a larger trip to South East Asia. I stayed in Siem Reap, a town close to the ancient temples including the most famous of them all: Angkor Wat. Since opening up to the West after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Siem Reap has seen a huge influx of tourists, so needless to say, I was thrilled when my guide offered to take me off the beaten path to a fishing village on the banks of the Tonlé Sap.

So we drove, or should I say, my guide drove (with me hanging on the back of his scooter FOR DEAR LIFE), until the road literally disappeared into the lake. The Tonlé Sap was in its high season.

In the more touristy areas, you might be mobbed by children selling postcards and scarves. On Tonlé Sap, life moves a little slower and you can buy some tasty fried shrimps to snack on. I also picked up few of these hand crafted elephants which will always remind of that experience.

silver betel cambodian elephant

 

Nicky – Not many of you may know this, but I am an avid angler.

No, really.

I love fishing, and I’m pretty good at it. As a matter of fact, I even won a fishing competition, Nova Scotia’s International Tuna Tournament. That’s right. Held every September, the competition brings in more than 2 world-renowned fishing champions. It’s very exciting.

I was going to post the picture they took of me with the four five six foot long tuna I caught, the one they used as the centerfold of Rod and Reel magazine but that would have been breaking the rules.

Anyway, believe it or not, while I was in Toronto this weekend for a trade show, I managed to get some fishing in. Toronto is known for being boring as hell, but also for some great fishing. And I wasn’t disappointed.

fish stick, breaded fish

Yup, I caught that baby. Sorry it’s a little blurry. Little bugger wouldn’t hold still, even once he was in the boat.

 

 

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  •  Ok , well I found a fish finger in my drawers, so I’m not convinced by your denial.

  •  Oh yeah, I’ll admit that it was a bit of a stretch since I had absolutely nothing 😉 So instead of going for the “lie”, I went for the literal (since I was in a fishing village).

  • Having had a delicious shrimp sandwich in New Orleans, I will have to agree with you, Elliot 🙂

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