Our fourth temple was about an hour out of Siem Reap by tuk-tuk: Banteay Srei. BTW, our hotel included in the deal a tuk-tuk for our use all day every day. No need for haggling or any of that nonsense, just tell him how long you intend to be and where to pick you up from and off you go. Luverly-jubbly!
We decided to learn from the first day and get up and go by 7:30. This time with no tickets to buy and the little earlier start we were ahead of the crowds. What a difference it made. It felt like we had the place to ourselves a few people around us at the start but all the small groups seemed to drift apart and so we all found our own bit of peace.
Firstly, let me say that of all the places I have been to, ever, Cambodia is probably my favourite. But (and I know you shouldn't start a sentence with 'but', but I'm gonna!), what a difference 8 years makes. Firstly, it seems unbelievable that it was 8 years since we first went to Siem Reap but it was: Girl-child was still in nappies and boy-child wasn't even thought of yet.
It was still a major tourist attraction then but nothing as to now. Also they have decided to restore the temples, which were struggling under volume of tourists they were attracting and some statues had been stolen so they are being re-carved.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.