We didn't know what to expect when we visited Cambodia, but we left in love with its kind and gentle people. We explored by scooter, by bike, by foot, and by tuk tuk to cities, villages, temples, jungles, ruins, markets, pepper plantations, and the killing fields of the country's very painful and very recent past. Here are a few photos of ours.
Back to Angkor- arguably the most intriguing ruin we have ever visited. Built largely between the 8th and 14th centuries by a succession of Hindu and Buddhist kings, the Angkor complex covers about 400 square kilometres, and was once the heart of the Khmer Empire, supporting a significant population, and a city of magnificent temples dedicated to the Gods they worshipped. At some point in the sixteenth century, Angkor was abandoned and the important canals and waterways fell into disrepair. In time, the jungle began to claim it back. It’s that juxtaposition, of nature and man made structure that intrigues me. A building is static, but nature is in constant flux, growing invading. Even now, new saplings are springing up between the roof tiles and paving stones and weeds wind through the many windows, twisting around the elegant pillars. Of course a program of restoration and preservation is ongoing. Scaffolding is very much in evidence and barring any political or natural disasters, Angkor will be enjoyed by many generations to come. #lppathfinders#bbctravel#wanderlust#ruins#cambodia#angkorwat#travel#travelblogger#travelphotography#traveltheworld#lpfanphoto
Partiamo la mattina per i templi di Angkor. Siamo circondati dalla miseria tagliente di vittime di una storia dimenticata, atroce. Nonostante questo, tutti sorridono e riveriscono all'inverosimile.
La città di Angkor, regno degli Kmehr, nel dodicesimo secolo, ospitava un milione di persone, in 400 chilometri quadrati.
A #taprohm vediamo alberi giganteschi che stritolano le rovine, alti come grattacieli.
La "Cittadella delle donne", #banteaysrei è un piccolo gioiello.
La maestosa #angkorwat è il sogno ad occhi aperti degli imperatori. La città immaginaria, eterna e impossibile dinanzi alla quale si china la testa.
#fbf#cartagena#colombia // exploring a piece of the world, alone, has allowed me to piece together parts of me, I didn’t know. Isn’t it beautiful? To find yourself in strangers; music; dancing until the sunrise; within nature; within new places and faces? 30s are really just amazing!
🙏🏽 Just booked my trip to #southeastasia - countdown, less than 2 months! This time, I get to venture with my brother (who has never travelled overseas! Or outside of Mexico! I’m freaking out w/ excitement for him!) and my partner 💜 #cambodia#vietnam#philippines ✈️ 🗺 🌍 #travelingheals .
Send me tips! #places#foodie#toexplore 👇🏽