We left the snowy landscape in France for the toasty humidity in Bangkok. It’s been almost a whole year since we were there, but it felt familiar and we quickly remembered how much we enjoy the inexpensive luxury. After a few days catching up on jetlag, shopping, and seeing some movies (finally, English! …and Avatar 3D is great), we met up with a friend who joined us for a side trip to Cambodia.
The temple at Angkor Wat has always held a place of exotic mystery for me, so I couldn’t wait to get to Siem Reap and see it. However, it’s actually just one of many temples and ruins in the area. We spent the last few days climbing through them pretending to be Lara Croft with a camera. Each one is very unique and different from the temples we’ve seen before. We rounded out the trip with a visit to a floating fishing village on Tonle Sap Lake to get peek at what the rest of the countryside here is like.
These smiling faces are from Angkor Thom, my favorite:
This is my artistic attempt at capturing the beauty of Angkor Wat: