Tag Archives: Cambodia

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 […]

2015 ends, 2016 beckons……

2015 has been a pretty good travel year for me. It started as you would expect in January when I went to Iceland to celebrate my 50th birthday. We did not manage to see the Northern Lights, but had a fabulous time in a Winter Wonderland of waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers, unusual churches and loads […]

Warm Welcome, Chilled Vibe

After the parasitic ordeal that I have just been through, I more than anybody realise the importance of eating not only great food, but most importantly healthy food. To experience this with the added bonus of super-friendly hosts and relaxed Bohemian atmosphere, just make it that much better. All of this and loads more is […]

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 […]

Angkor Wow

Visiting Angkor Wat has long been high on my bucket list and right now I am within touching distance. However, before the main course it is wise to take in some appetisers and this is what we did today. I did actually glimpse the Big A W as we sped past in our tuk tuk, […]

The Madness Of Pol Pot

This is not my normal style of post, but a story that should be repeated a million times so all are aware of what horrors went on in Cambodia in the seventies……… In the same way that no visit to the wonderful city of Kraków should be unaccompanied by a sombre, thought-provoking side trip to […]

Phnom Penh

A few more pics from today (Angkor Wat remains on my bucket list for now despite seeing a scale model at the Royal Palace complex!)