Siem Reap, Cambodia: Angkor Down! Say Wat?

Dear Lunch Table,

Perhaps it’s laziness that has driven me to the fate of posting only pictures for this blog entry, but I will vouch for the fact that the beauty of Angkor Wat cannot be accurately expressed through my sappy descriptions and long flowing details about how the sky melted into a light blue color before drifting off into the vibrant day sky . . .  Yeah, I’ll stick with posting pictures.

Let the sunrise begin. This blurry picture is due to my wobbly, tired hand that had to get to work snapping photos at 5:00 in the morning.

Angkor Wat

Oooh! It’s a ruined tunnel . . .

Family portrait under a rather large tree . . .

Do you see it? Do you see it now? What about now? BOO! I bet you see the face now.

A secret doorway that only I know about . . . except for maybe that other person in the picture.

Eskimo kiss with a statue . . . Wow . . .

Eskimo kiss with Cal too? This stone guy is a cheater!

Cool face

Cal, you’re so cool.

You want me to write that you’re cool . . . again? Okay. Cal, you’re so cool . . .

All right, now you’re just trying way too hard . . .

Well, hello there.

Multiple Stone Faces . . .

Well, if I stand like this and smile . . . I think I could blend in. Right?

Ironic?

Yup, so that’s my Angkor Wat experience summed up in photos. This year is going by so fast! I can’t believe there is only a little more than two months left of this trip.

I miss you guys,

KJ

Interesting Fact: In Angkor Wat, many Buddhas can be found engraved on the stones; however, a long time ago, way before Angkor Wat became a World Heritage Site, Hindus, upon discovering these Buddhas, drew beards or inscribed a Bindi (a red dot) onto the Buddhas’ heads.

Things to Do:

1) Angkor Wat – Most people visit Cambodia in order to see Angkor Wat. I understand why. It’s definitely worth visiting, but make sure you leave time to explore the town. I found Siem Reap, as well as Phnom Penh, cities with great energy, which probably explains why Cambodia is one of my favorite countries.

2) Blue Pumpkin Café – If you’re looking for a great place to slurp down drinks and chomp on pastries, this café is for you. It’s not a local restaurant, but it’s a great place to bring your computer, grab a muffin, and enjoy a few minutes of peace in Cambodia.

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About KJ

I, KJ Davidson-Turner, have willingly given up the trauma and drama of Junior year and my lovely friends at the lunch table (I'm going to miss you guys!) to travel to unknown areas of the world and experience the cultures of these unfamiliar places.

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