ANGKOR WHAT?!

SIAM REAP – EARLY MORNING – AT LEAST IT FELT LIKE IT WAS EARLY – CAUGHT UP WITH THIS BEAUTY – CARLA – WE ALL GOT A BIKE AND CYCLED TO ‘ANGKOR WAT’ Screen Shot 2016-03-26 at 11.08.16 pm

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RIVER THROUGH SIAM REAP

EMMA WAS A BIT UNCOMFY WITH HER BIG RIGHT BIKE SO I PREPARED A LITTLE ROADWORTHY TEST FOR HER…RESULTS – SHOCKING

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MARLA WITH HER ANGKOR TICKET FOR THE DAY
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WORKING ON A ROUTE THROUGH THE TEMPLESITES – APPARENTLY MILLIONS OF THEM AROUND
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SO FUNNY

SO BEFORE EVEN GETTING TO FIRST TEMPLE WE HAD TO LISTEN TO A LOT OF COMPLAINS ABOUT THE HEAT AND WHAT SO EVER – SHOCKING 😛

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SO A LITTLE JUMP PICTURE WAS NEEDED TO CHEER UP THE MOODthumb_IMG_0258_1024

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🙂
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FIRST LITTLE MONK IN THE TEMPLE
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HAVING A LITTLE CONVO TO SOME MONKS
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TRADITIONAL DANCE IN THE CENTRE POINT OF ANGKOR WAT
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STANDING UP FOR CULTURE

AND A LOT OF POSING FOR THE CAMERA;;;

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GOT A LITTLE SECRET NOTE WRITTEN HOW TO FIND THA PROM TEMPLE..

SO WE TRIED – BUT WE COULDN’T FIND IT FOR A FE HOURS – TOO MANY TEMPLES AROUND

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KIDS ON A BIKE
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MARIE MAKING FRIENDS
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JOSEF SHOWING OFF WITH HIS TRICKS
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BIKER GANG

AND WE FINALLY DID FIND MIGHTY THA PROM TEMPLE

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GO PROING
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THE TEMPLE TAKEN BY NATURE
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WANNA ROOT?

SO WE WERE ALL PRETTY HAPPY THAT WE FOUND THAT TEMPLE – JUST IN TIME FOR SUNSET

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GROUP PICTURE
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TWO BEAUTIES

WAS TIME TO GET BACK TO THE CITY TO GET A BIG FEED

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YOU DID WELL ON THAT BIKE EMMA

UNFORTUNATELY THAT WAS THE END OF OUR TIME TOGETHER AND MARIE, EMMA AND MARLA HAD TO GO BACK TO TO BANGKOK TO CATCH A FLIGHT HOME – SHORT – INTENSE – EMOTIONAL – MISS YOU ALL

JOSEF, CARLA AND I HAD TO GET UP EARLY IN THE MORNING – 3AM TO RIDE TO PHNOM PENH AS I NEEDED TO APPLY FOR AN INDIAN VISA THERE AND FRIDAY WAS MY LAST CHANCE BEFORE THE WEEKEND

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4.30 AM GAS STOP – EMPLOYEES ASLEEP IN THE HAMMOCK NEXT TO THE PUMP – PRICELESS
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AFFORDABLE
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ADVANTAGE OF GETTING UP EARLY – SUNRISE
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PEOPLE DRIVING TO WORK

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KIDS GOIN’ TO SCHOOL
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CARLA IN THE CAR
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WELCOME TO PHNOM PENH – CHINESE NEW YEAR STILL ON

I QUICKLY RAN INTO THE INDIAN EMBASSY TO DROP OFF PASSPORT AND VISA APPLICATION FORM – LUCKY THT WAS DONE QUICKLY

MORE TIME TO DRINK COFFEE AND EXPLORE MORE OF PHNOM PENH

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CHARACTERS.. AT THE FOODVAN
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..BEAUTIFUL CAMBODIAN ADVERTISEMENT
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EXERCISE IN THE PARK
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PLAYING BALL WITH THE BOYS
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INCREDIBLE SUNSET – THANKS TO POLLUTION AND GOOD INSTAGRAM LIKE FILTERS
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HANGING OUT IN THE CAFE AT NIGHT

UNFORTUNATELY CAMBODIA WENT THROUGH A ROUGH TIME IN THE 70’S WHEN THE KHMER REGIME EXECUTED A HUGE AMOUNT OF  THE POPULATION. WE WENT TO HAVE A LOOK AT ONE OF THE KILLING FIELDS IN PHNOM PENH

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ENTRANCE TO ONE OF MANY KILLING FIELDS

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THE KHMER REGIME LED BY POL POT KILLED MORE THAN A MILLION CAMBODIANS IN-BETWEEN 1975 AND 1979

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BENCHES THAT HELP PROCESSING THE DEVASTATING STORIES

ABOUT 9000 BODIES GOT DISCOVERED AT THIS SITE

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HUMAN BONE THAT GOT RECOVERED FROM THE SURFACE

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THE STUPA THAT CONTAINS HUNDRETS OF SKULLS

THE EXECUTIONERS WERE SHORT OF MUNITIONS AND USED ANY KIND OF METHODS TO KILL THE VICTIMS

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SEVERAL SKULLS, ORDERED IN THEIR WAY OF EXECUTION – RANGING FROM STEEL ROD IMPACTS OVER FIREARMS TO STABBING WOUNDS

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HUMAN BONE AND CLOTHES STILL TO BE SEEN ON THE SURFACE

REST IN PEACE

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