Cambodia has been a surprisingly consistent top of our charts! After a sketchy first impression at the border crossing, once we checked in to our guest house and made a few friends there, life here these past five days has been a breeze. I love, love, love checking out the ruined temples at Angkor park. There are dozens - and I thought they would get old after awhile. But everyone is totally amazing, unique and well worth checking out of its' own accord. Bare with me on that one, as I have tons of pics of them!
We start traveling back to Bangkok tomorrow to catch our flight to Taiwan - the last leg of our journey before home sweet home! As of yesterday, I can officially say that I'll be coming home an aunt and just can't wait to meet the little guy! L & E, don't let him grow too much these next few weeks!
We are headed to Vanuatu for 2 years of service with the Peace Corps! Our list of excitements include: learning a new language (or two), appreciating a new culture, establishing our first home together, and traveling! Stay tuned for a candid account of our ups and downs abroad!
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Gasolineis sold in Johnnie Walker bottles everywhere here.
Stylin'Picking up on the local style, J & I bought surgical masks to wear during dusty tuktuk rides
River of 1000 LingasThe temples here were originally built Hindu, then later morphed into Buddhist. The Hindu item of worship is the Linga, representing creative power. In this river, 1,000 Lingas were sculpted into the sandstone to bless the water flowing into the city.
"Pink Temple"This temple is known for a pink variety of sandstone that was used to build it. Incidentally, that variety is stronger and has better preserved the ornamental carvings.
Still PinkAlso, the "Pink Temple" was strikingly smaller, making those well preserved carvings very easy to see
Tractor ContraptionFor the farmers in the family: these were also a common sight on the highway between temples.