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Category Cambodia, South East Asia

Sunday Photo 27

Me having recovered from a bout of food poisoning whilst in Siem Reap last October, we decided to forego heading off to more temples on our last day in the region and took a tuk tuk out into the countryside instead. We stopped en route so I could take some photographs of water buffalo and […]

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The Environs Of Siem Reap

What to do on last full day in SR when 80% fit? Rush off to Bayon Temple? Visit the floating islands? How about just taking a tuk tuk to no particular place at all? We chose the leisurely latter and were rewarded with some wonderful memories. Mrs Wilbur, a former English teacher, even gave an […]

Ta Prohm

Before I finally succumbed to the dreaded lurgy, I managed to see half of what has become known as the ‘Tomb Raider Temple’. This is the one that became completely swallowed by nature and has been left part entwined with the jungle, as much for preservation as aesthetics. To remove the trees would cause parts […]

There are wonderful sites and then there are parasites…..

For anybody that was wondering why I had fallen silent on my trip, unfortunately I committed the cardinal traveller’s sin of ingesting some pesky parasites. To be honest, they would have probably floored one of the elephants that I will sadly not now get to get close to in Laos, suffice to say I have […]

Angkor Wat

   So did the actual experience live up to the anticipation? Sadly not quite. To use yesterday’s analogy, the animated family of cheetah outweighed the pair of sleeping leopards. Like a kid at Christmas, I had built the visit up to seismic proportions and maybe I had just set the bar too high or maybe […]