South-East Asian Cocktail: Beach, Ruins and Poverty

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November 20th 2007
Published: November 20th 2007
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This is our first blog entry from South East Asia. Hope you enjoy it! We stayed 3 days in Bangkok before we actually started to travel. Definitely a great city and so different from everything we have seen before on our trip. It is evident that with this city, we begin a new part of our trip. All the countries visited before where on the Silk Road and had some cultural and geographical similariti... Read Full Entry

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Siem Reap - SunsetSiem Reap - Sunset
Siem Reap - Sunset

This one with kids playing along the river.
Angkor - Angkor WatAngkor - Angkor Wat
Angkor - Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the biggest and the most known of all the temples around Angkor.
Angkor - Angkor WatAngkor - Angkor Wat
Angkor - Angkor Wat

Beautiful bas-reliefs are everywhere at Angkor Wat showing scenes extracted from the Hindu epics.
Angkor - Angkor WatAngkor - Angkor Wat
Angkor - Angkor Wat

View of Angkor Wat.
Angkor - Kids selling stuff to touristsAngkor - Kids selling stuff to tourists
Angkor - Kids selling stuff to tourists

They tell us that they go to school. We know that it is unfortunately not the truth. There are a few kids like these around each temple and there are many, many temples...
Angkor - The BayonAngkor - The Bayon
Angkor - The Bayon

The temple with the 216 faces. Great work!
Angkor - PhimeanakasAngkor - Phimeanakas
Angkor - Phimeanakas

Steep and wet but we climbed anyway.
Angkor - Angkor ThomAngkor - Angkor Thom
Angkor - Angkor Thom

On the bridge leading to the south gate of Angkor Thom.
Angkor - Banteay KdeiAngkor - Banteay Kdei
Angkor - Banteay Kdei

Little girl who desperately wanted to sell us postcards.
Angkor - Ta ProhmAngkor - Ta Prohm
Angkor - Ta Prohm

This temple has been left as discovered in the 19th century. This means that the abundant vegetation has not been removed from the temple. All other temples have been resotred and vegetation has been removed so that we can actually see the temple! This temple was used in the movie Lora Croft.

20th November 2007

Salut les amis, je vois que vous avez changé de région... et les images me disent quelque chose... Je ne sais pas ou vous allez au Laos, mais je conseille d'aller jusqu'à Luang Prabang. Profitez de la gentillesse de ces gens, que je trouve unique. A +
20th November 2007

Que de merveilleuses photos, toujours et encore! Merci de partager ces magnifiques paysages et visages. Meilleures pensées et à très bientôt! Maya
30th November 2007

Coucou les amis! Quelles magnifiques photos, on vous envie!!! Ici on se caille alors quand on voit les photos de la plage ça nous fait baver ... Profitez-en un maximum, on a hate de vous parler pour que vous nous racontiez dans le détail votre voyage! On va acheter une carte de téléphone de 3500mn en prévision!! On vous embrasse et on pense bien fort èa vous! Lise et Jerome

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