Travel Photo of the Week — This Little Piggy Went to Market

Posted by - September 1, 2011 | Category: Asia, Cambodia, Escapes

Vegetarians, let me apologize.  I was one of you once, so I feel your pain.  PETA, please don’t come knocking at my blog.  I admire (some of) your work, especially when it involves a naked sit-in.  The squeamish, please look away.  Now.

I hemmed. Then I hawed.  Then I decided, I’m going to put this photo up anyway.  Travel is not always pretty, but it sure is interesting.  And I thought this was one heck of an interesting photo.

It’s from the Kandal Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  And there is much worse going on there than what’s happening in this photo. 

Just be glad I didn’t put up the chicken shots.



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29 comments - add one
  1. You’re right – travel isn’t always pretty but it is interesting. This photo of the pig definitely fits that! Now I am curious about those chicken shots!

  2. My, my – luxuriating spas vs. a pig’s head, posted verily in the same 24 hrs. – you are nothing if not an eclectic lad!

    btw, I have a similarly captioned “This little piggy went to market” pic (of a piglet in a cage on a motorcycle) in my Bali video – clearly as babes, we both played the same tickly-toed games w/ our Mums! 😉

  3. Yuck, why am I still looking at this. I think it was the nice, child friendly title that threw me off. Although the more I look at this picture, the more I think the pig head isn’t even the worst thing in this picture.

  4. Nice shot! I just wonder who would wanna buy that and prepare it in their kitchen… Doesn’t seem like there’s a lot to eat if it’s just the head. But I’m sure there’s plenty if you’re willing eat every last bit of every animal – like I’ve seen in China before.

  5. That wouldn’t be nearly as gross if the pig’s cheek wasn’t practically tearing off! I had cochinillo (suckling pig) when I was in Segovia, Spain and asked the waiter to bring the baby pig’s head out so I could take a picture too!

  6. No offense taken! In an Athens market, I saw rabbits hanging skinless except for their little puffy tails and ears. I was told that it was to prove they were really selling rabbit and not cat!


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