Impressions of cambodia☀☁

in sunny july.

We had signed up for a free and easy package tour where the itinerary is flexible and we get more free time to roam around when we are there. So I was pretty stoked at the thought of visiting a country rich in history and cultural heritage, but was actually quite turned off by the heat that welcomed us when we landed. Cannot remembered how the tour guide found us at the airport but when we arrived, we remembered that there was really a huge crowd outside the entrance and we were quite overwhelmed at it especially when none of them was here to receive us as planned by the tour agency. So when we met up with the tour guide, he set us off in a mini van back to the hotel to store our luggages first and get a refresh before the start of historical journey.

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#1 I was practically taking one shot after another and almost did not pay attention to the guide as he explained the significant bits of each historical event.

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#2 overlooking the Mekong river

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#3 sweating at this point of time.. but here we are at the temples of Bayon.

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#4 We were taken on a motor boat ride along the famous Tonle Sap. The multi-colors of the floating village; i was told these people survive on drinking the waters of Tonle Sap! I did not dare to ask further whether during this wet season, do they still drink the water that had turned a muddy color…

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#5

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#6 how can i not give this girl a thumbs up for having this snake as her pet toy….

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#7 awww i see fluffy clouds ♥

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#8 another means of survival. This guy was really good at balancing on his mini boat while trying to get some fishes into his net.

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#9 each carving represents something; don’t u agree with me that these people from the olden days are really good crafters and designers!

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#10

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#11 can u spot the face and body of the sleeping buddha?

#12 the famous reflection of Angkor Wat that you always see in those photo books.

#13 How can you resist the sight of this sunset?

#14 hokay this photo is not up here to showcase my beautiful legs hahah.. but take note of the arduous journey upwards to take that one awesome sunset view on top of Phnom (translate: hill) Bakheng. And btw, this was taken when we were coming down.. look at the big big gap one has to take per step and there are 5 levels altogether *_*

#15 snapped this when we were walking down the hill