Part 2: Siem Reap and the Angkor Empire
I love natural
poses, and here you'll have a lot of opportunities
How many accidents has this park warden had to report?
Dancing girls were a feature of Khmer culture
Don't get bitten by a monkey, they are not that friendly
On the road again
The normal two lane
road approaching Angkor Thom become a four lane crawl in
the early morning.
Today we were going
to travel around the north east loop... Just as well as
Angkor Wat was even more crowded than it was yesterday
If you are prepared to walk around you can see scenes like the one shown left. This is truly a beautiful place
I love people, especially smiling people, and so through this report you'll see some of the images I have taken
Mako's English was as good as my Japanese has become... I'm somewhat disappointed in how much Japanese language I have lost. These days I concentrate rather more on Thai. I can still read Hiragana, and Katakana to an extent.
I think large candles were probably fitted in these bases which have a flue to drain the hot wax.
One has to wonder how much contact there was between South East Asia and Europe as the architecture is very similar
Like Thai and Lao people Khmers squat together and share their food... We used to do that, it's called a picnic
We arrived at Neak Pean at lunch time, hungry from the wanderings so far. Two girls came up to ask that we eat at their restaurants... 'Ask' is perhaps too mild a word, I responded "Yes Sir" with a salute!
Menus are clear,
with English, and pictures. Meals around $6 but they gave
us a $2 discount
There is a shear 200 foot drop behind Mako, and no safety fence
I've noticed that
there are female Buddhist clerics blessing people and
tying a string around their wrists.
Apsara Dinner Dance
Here in Thailand I
always recommend visitors go to a Kantoke Dinner Dance
where traditional Thai dancing is portrayed while you sit
down to a good meal.
After the show I
wandered back to the guest house, there was supposed to
be a party, but it wasn't very much, and so I walked into
I met a policeman
at the bridge who spoke excellent English and we chatted
for a while.
Happy New Year
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