Seeing Siem Reap

It would not come as a surprise if this made it to most people’s bucket list of places to visit.

It was one of those moments when I’m totally lost for words…when grand, magnificent, great and other superlatives would not be enough to describe the satisfaction of being in this place. Surely, the long bus ride was worth it. It was perfect…the most trustworthy tuktuk driver…a nice hotel accommodation with the friendliest staff…a picture-perfect destination…good weather, etc. etc….. Indeed, this kind of experience is something that can make you be thankful for the life that was given to you…for the eyes that make you see, for the skin that feels the air as it touches you, for the heart that makes you feel…

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Going to Cambodia

Some journeys are worth taking.

Last December we headed to Siem Reap coming from Ho Chi Minh and it was the longest travel by bus I have experienced. Physically, it was exhausting but beyond full bladder, revolutionary tummy and thickened butt, the ride was all worth it. It was not only the fulfillment of getting to the destination but the trip itself that completed the whole experience. A view from the shuttle’s window was enough to realize that there’s something in Cambodia…like being transported into another time-frame – into a scenery of a period film.

I took some photos from my seat and indeed I saw simplicity of the people’s way of life and the no-fancy vibe of the place itself… reminiscent of our childhood days in the province when everything was less complicated…