Monday, July 31, 2006

Back from Another World...

I am back! Back to the real world after three days of being in another world of the ancient Angkor temples - which is like going back time warp to a mythical civilization!

We saw quite a bit in those short days.. But at this moment, I really don't know how to start writing on it! Since pictures paint a thousand words, I've posted the better pix on Flickr, which is accessible on the badge at this page or just click here.

The temples were of course the highlight but we also got to see other parts of Siem Reap. It's a small town and very poor too.. hoards of street children selling souvenirs or begging. It's a stark contrast to the other part of the town developed for tourism. And we can't believe the airport was so modern and beautifully designed!

One thing..I regretted not having read up more on the Angkor temples before the trip.. knowing the history and culture behind those amazing ancient architectures would have make it even more meaningful. But it didn't make the visits any less memorable!

To think of it, it's quite an adventure.. for a non-fit person like me climbing those huge, steep stone steps leading to the tall towers.. would have loved to spend more time exploring but there were too many temples to see and we had limited time.

Will write more about it... when time and inspirations permit!

Sigh.. it's back to work tomorrow..

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