Published: February 22nd 2012February 20th 2012
I've discovered a new way to explore ... the bycicle ... and that coming from a Dutchie... not only does it take mi to places i would never end up while going for a walk, the exercise is doing wonders to mi body and soul ... so instead of going to Angkor Wat on my first day i decided to explore the town. A few km from the hotel i stopped for my first temple visit. A few buddists were playing chanting music on local instruments and as i relaxed in a lotus position, i felt an overwhelming sensation of letting go of everything ... somewhat the purpose of this trip ... within minutes of quiet the tears moistened my eyes, i somewhat felt like a fool, however i kept breathing deeply and soon a waterfall of tears was overflowing out of my eyes, wetting first my cheeks, then my neck, dripping into my shirt ... for a brief moment i felt like a complete fool, but then a certain sense of release overpowered my thinking and a certain sense of rest came over mi ... i respectfully thanked the monks by bowing deeply, just enough for them
to caught sight of my cleavage and i was answered with a few BIG grins ... i continued my way to the 'Old Market' another tourist trap, only the food section was worth it ... back on my bike i was driving through main town, which is totally geared to foreigners. This whole place is actually build to accomadate visitor. If not for the Angor temple complex i dont think there would have been any business here. I was happy to see there were ATM's all over town, but lo and behold, the machine only dispenses US dollars to foreign bankcards, so ur immediately trapped by the scheming locals who ask only dollars.
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