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My favourite thing to eat in Asia

My favourite thing to eat in Asia

One of my favourite dishes throughout South East Asia was fried morning glory, or Thai water spinach. It grows in abundance and so is a very cheap dish to buy if you are on a budget and eating out. So I was a little bit […]

Beng Mealea

Beng Mealea

About twenty five miles away from the main concentration of temples in Siem Reap is Being Mealea. This temple has been even more enveloped by the jungle and has had no restoration whatsoever or any of the vegetation cut back (which apparently does happen at Ta […]

Ta Prohm and the jungle takeover

Ta Prohm and the jungle takeover

Less than a mile away from Angkor Thom is Ta Prohm or ‘the tomb raider temple’ as it is more commonly known since featuring the likes of Lara Croft running through it.  It was constructed in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries as a monastery […]

The South Gate of Angkor Thom

The South Gate of Angkor Thom

Once you have had your fill at Angkor Wat you could move on to Angkor Thom only about a mile away. If you are approaching from the general Angkor Wat direction you will enter by the South Gate which is one of four gates into […]

Colour at Angkor Wat

Colour at Angkor Wat

A few extra images from Angkor Wat that didn’t fit into the other categories but deserve a viewing. Much of the building of Angkor Wat is muted earthy and grey tones with some areas of olive green mould and moss. So every now and then […]

And then there was Angkor Wat (part three)

And then there was Angkor Wat (part three)

In this post I will share some of the detail of which there is a lot so bare with me! Every inch of this place just about is carved with ancient stories and patterns. I can imagine when this was built literally hundreds of people […]

And then there was Angkor Wat (part two)

And then there was Angkor Wat (part two)

Angkor Wat is apparently the biggest religious structure in the world. It was first constructed in the early part of the 12th century as a Hindu temple but by the end of the 12th century it had become a Buddhist place of worship. It is […]

And then there was Angkor Wat (part one)

And then there was Angkor Wat (part one)

I have so very many photos of Angkor Wat it will have to be covered by at least a couple of posts or else if anyone is actually reading this you may well loose the will to live! First up sunrise. I had to get […]

The Floating Villages of Kompong Phluk

The Floating Villages of Kompong Phluk

If you are heading to Siem Reap another place to stop off for a visit would be the Floating Villages of Kompong Phluk. You can hire a boat for half a day to explore the remoter corners of these villages. Depending on the time of […]

A lunch stop in Kampong Them

A lunch stop in Kampong Them

On the road from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap there is a great restaurant called Arunras. It is full of locals who have stopped on their various journeys and one or two tourists. I had a big plate of fried Morning Glory and a big […]