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!
The journey out was lovely! A nice relaxing trip out through the Cambodian countryside and farmland. Although, a storm hit on the return journey and when I say storm I mean a storm. It bucketed down for about 20 minutes and visibility was right down.
This is supposed to be very different from the other temples in the Angkor complex. It's made of different, locally quarried stone so it's a different colour. Well, yes it is. It is the only Hindu temple in the complex. And? It was built by a queen and not king. And? The guide book said it showed a feminine touch. Really? What does that look like? It also has some of the best carving in South East Asia. Now we're talking!
Although not quite as peaceful and empty as the guidebook led us to believe, it was lovely and not overly busy. With only a little patience, you could get shots empty of other tourists.
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.