Friday, October 16, 2009

Say What, Angkor Wat?

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The bangs of death that caused the Ankor Wat's demise. The "45" is the number of times the people pleaded before my feet prior to their fiery destruction.


I was screwing around with my old Compaq laptop today and was pleasantly surprised to find my pics from my Cambodia trip still intact!! I visited Thailand and Cambodia with my Aunt Nora and cousin Clarice in October 2006. It was one of those trips I consider most memorable. Thailand was obviously a more economically advanced country that time and had lots of sights and shopping places to offer. While Cambodia was and still is a struggling nation that's trying to get back on its feet after the genocide that occurred during Pol Pot's rule. Siem Reap is a town located in Northwest Cambodia. It is most famous for one thing -- it houses the Angkor Wat, the magnificent temples that reflect the colorful history of the Khmer civilization.

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Its temples, bar none, are the most beautiful in the world. They just blew away all the temples I saw in Bangkok to smithereens. Not to mention that some schmuck stole my Jack Purcell sneakers in Ayuthaya.

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The roots of a 200 year old tree clinging to a portion of the Angkor Wat ruins.


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A view from on top of a temple on a hill.


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Which we got to riding this. Again, don't mind the bangs and overall chunky appearance haha


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The fellow driving the elephant was such a wise guy. Notice the tip pocket on his back lol


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This is that temple on the hill. Nice isn't it?


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While waiting for sunset, this guy was playing music on a leaf! I guess Levi Celerio (RIP) isn't the only one who can do that!


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View of the sunset. Somewhat cloudy though. :(


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Pot belly for the win!!


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And I conclude this post with a kiss. I love you Siem Reap!!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Andrew. I've always wanted to see Angkor Wat! Isang trip lang ba ang Thailand and Cambodia mo? If so, ilang oras kaya from Bangkok to Siem Reap? Share naman.. :)

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  2. Hi Joni! Yeah they were both in one trip. There is a direct flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap. It takes about an hour and a half. :)

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  3. Nice photos, nice story... BAD HAIR! LULS!

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  4. Bangs FTW!!! And what's that bondat tummy? hihihi.

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  5. @riajose: Oo na bad hair :(

    @Hannah: thanks!!

    @Aileen: bondat dahil sa weight gain program na phail hehe

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