Monthly Archives: October 2015

Angkor Wat – Bayon

This is the gate into Angkor Thom – the large complex with many various temples and palaces, the most famous of which is Bayon – the rising temple of the many faces. Advertisements

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Angkor Wat – Prae Roup, Mebon, Ta Som, and Preah Khan

The sun had risen and more tourists began to arrive at Ta Prohm, so we were off! Our next stops were Prae Roup and Mebon. They are near one another and very similar in architectural style. Unlike Ta Prohm, which is in … Continue reading

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Angkor Wat – Ta Prohm

The most rewarding “touristy” adventure I went on was seeing the Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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The Cambodian Genocide

I didn’t visit many museums on my trip. In fact, I only went to three – and they were all sites where great acts of cruelty and torture were enacted and had been turned into historical monuments. Two were in … Continue reading

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Silly Signs of SEA

If I could become the official spell-checker for all of South East Asia, I would be set for life. From Thailand to Indonesia, I came across signs with all sorts of silly miss-spellings, delightfully dirty double meanings, awesome graffiti, and … Continue reading

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The Cock, The Pig, and The Snake

I had been wanting to do a silent meditation retreat in Thailand, but wasn’t sure how much I’d get out of it, as many people said they received virtually no instructions beyond “Just focus on your breath.” If I was … Continue reading

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