Siem Reap(Temples of Angkor)/Cambodia

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August 5th 2007
Published: August 26th 2007
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Me and Daddy at the BayonMe and Daddy at the BayonMe and Daddy at the Bayon

Our favorite temple!
After 2 weeks in Vietnam we flew from Hanoi to Siem Reap, Cambodia. This place was definitely the highlight of my trip, just as Easter Island was the highlight of last summer's trip. It was another outdoor musuem. We spent 5 full days there seeing almost all the temples in the area and some a few hours away (Beng Mealea and Kol Ker). Except for the 2 far away ones in which we took a car with a very nice driver, Bonthorn, we were taken around by Mr Lee in his Tuk Tuk. We climbed so many temples. My favorite was the Bayon with all the big faces carved in stone. We returned to that one 2 other times because my dad and I liked it so much. But there was soooo many others, everyone being different than the previous one. Angkor Wat, the most famous temple, which is the largest religious monument in the world, was not even in my top 5 or 10 temples of Angkor. Dad said that this was one of the most spectacular places he had ever seen.

I loved the old traditional Cambodian music that was often played by land mine victims. I would just stand in front of them, give them some of dad's money and dance with Elmo. I wouldn't stop until they stopped playing. Many people took pics of me.

I met so many kids selling cool bracelets, fans and other things. The food there was even better than in Vietnam. Dad would order
himself a spicy curry with coconut milk and me rice or noodles with chicken/vegetables. But I tried his and loved it so he knew he would have to order me better stuff from that point on.

Cambodia was also the first place I took a poo and pee in an adult toilet. I had only done #2 once in my kid toilet back in home. I was so proud of myself I screamed with enjoyment. Daddy was also very happy.

Elmo had a good time there too....until he fell out of the moto and was run over. His insides came out. In Vietnam, he was dropped from moving vehicles, run over, left overnight in bars and restaurants, but this was finally too much for him. Dad, being a doctor, kinda fixed him, but glad he is not a surgeon as all he did was
Me and BonthornMe and BonthornMe and Bonthorn

Our Driver to Koh Ker
put a bandaid on his back. Oh well.


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1st sighting of an elephant1st sighting of an elephant
1st sighting of an elephant

On our Tuk Tuk with our awesome driver Mr. Lee. He was very nice and we got to see him every morning for 5 days.
The BayonThe Bayon
The Bayon

too many faces to count
More FacesMore Faces
More Faces

The Bayon
Elmos Best DayElmos Best Day
Elmos Best Day

Was unfortunately his last...He was run over by a Tuk Tuk and his insides came out.
Seeing Eye to EyeSeeing Eye to Eye
Seeing Eye to Eye

with the Buddha at the Bayon
One of the GatesOne of the Gates
One of the Gates

To Angkor Thom

17th October 2007

Go Sofia go! Sorry to hear about Elmo... at least it looks like he went with a smile on his face!
6th November 2007

you have amazing photos........ how special for ur daughter to have these to look back on!!!! Shes well travelled!!!!
25th January 2008

I died with cuteness reading this. Poor Elmo! Your daughter is so cute and how wonderful that you are taking her to these places. I am thinking of having kids this year (and am an avid traveller) and good to see the two hobbies can be combined.
31st May 2009

Gorgeous photos and what a wonderful opportunity to be able to travel so much so young! Looking forward to your next trip
10th May 2011

Poor Elmo!
We were very sad to hear of Elmo's demise. But at least he had a brilliant last day! My daughter's donkey, originally named Donkey dissapeared somewhere in Hong Kong! We still wonder if he is alright! I have to say though, these are absolutely amazing photos, the best so far!! I am very impressed, also with how you put yourself out there to entertain the poor land mine victims!
4th November 2011

Happy to see cambodia on your radar !! i was there for 10 day too !....loads of pics on my blog..checkout ! I am pleased to see that the little one enjoys all variety of food/people and locations.... :)happy travelling u guys !... forgot to say this earlier: The Kruger videos are amazing ! hahaha !! cutie -mutie sophie .....and her "girrafffe"

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