Bayon Cambodia

Faces in the Stone: A Visit to Bayon, Cambodia

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Every year, millions of tourists travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia to tour famous Angkor Wat. But did you know that there is so much more to see than Angkor Wat? There is ancient Ta Prohm, a temple that was swallowed up by the jungle and now has enormous tree roots snaking along the walls and towers. There is Preah Kahn, …

Photojourney through Ta Prohm

Exploring Ta Prohm, Cambodia: A Photojourney

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Ta Prohm is one of the most popular and most photographed of the temple complexes in Siem Reap, Cambodia. With enormous tree roots snaking across crumbling stone walls, ancient trees towering overhead, and long, dark hallways and courtyards to explore, this is a place that feels mystical and almost secretive. The temples of Ta Prohm date back to the 12th …

What Traveling Through Asia Has Taught Us

Julie Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam 3 Comments

We have now been traveling through Asia for over five months and still have several more to go.  It has been quite the learning experience for our family…new foods, new cultures, lots of history to learn about.  Most of it has been a wonderful experience although we have had a few difficulties along the way, just to keep things interesting. …

Motorbikes and Paddle Boards in Kampot, Cambodia

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Our two week tour through Cambodia ended with a brief stay in the very small riverside town of Kampot.  Of the three places we have visited in Cambodia, Kampot was by far the most laid back.  This town is located on the Preaek Tuek Chhu River (say that three times fast!) consisting of several blocks of small stores, restaurants, and …

Phnom Penh Cambodia

Walking the Streets of Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, was a very brief stop on our tour of Southeast Asia.  It was really just a layover point for us while traveling from Siem Reap in the north to Kampot in the south.  Phnom Penh contains many of the same things we have seen in other Southeast Asian cities…temples, night markets, and museums.  Once …

A Typical Day Traveling Through Southeast Asia…aka…Another Long Bus Ride

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By now, we are no strangers to the 8 to 10 hour bus rides.  Our first experience occurred in Nepal, then India, and now that we are in Cambodia, we take long distance buses much more frequently than we really want to.  But, when traveling around the world for a year, costs have to be cut somehow, and where better …

Earth Trekkers Cambodia

Temple Overload in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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People from around the world travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia to tour Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument.  We were no different. We had a week to explore Siem Reap and all it had to offer. This post was updated January 2017. Before traveling here, we were familiar with Angkor Wat, but we did not know much about the …