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Travel Blogs from Siem Reap
... and feel sorrow for those affected, but are so incredibly blessed to live in an environment of freedom and economic opportunity, halfway around the world from the harsh realities that such a large percentage of the world’s population experiences. Taking the time to soak in as much of the challenges, as well as the beauty and opportunity, that exists in such a fascinating place makes us all much richer for the experience. ...
... The tour guide told us about the torture methods and Buddhism beliefs. It seems that Buddhist in Cambodia believe in heaven and hell, which is very unusual because normally Buddhism is all about reincarnation and karma in the afterlife. In the killing caves you could also see skeletons from people who died in the cave all those years ago, which is really sad and makes it all so much easier to come to terms with. After me and the girls then lost the rest ...
... allow you to see the stunning architecture - which is great because you get a very detailed look at the carvings and structure, but Ta Phrom just seems to be lost in itself which I personally think makes it more beautiful.
I could talk a lot more about these temples and Siem Reap in general, but I'm running out of time - I also did horse riding round the Cambodian countryside - again an amazing experience. Just go to Siem Reap - it's pretty bloody cool.
... For dinner we decided to check out this restaurant called Beze, it's a trendy place serving Lebanese food so up we went, great view of the street again and we were able to watch the kids at work on the street, clever things they are. But before this we tried Cambodia's spin on the banana chocolate pancake, it was ok but they didn't use Nutella but some sort of Hershey chocolate sauce or topping, can't wait til Phuket.
Tonight the hubby decided he'll try the fish ...
rental car van. We were jammed into the van pretty tightly with other tourists
and lots of luggage, but it had air conditioning and was at least tolerable
over the six or so hours (ugh!) of the trip. We also took a large bus away from
Siem Reap, which is very similar to a passenger bus in the U.S. with the
exception of the 8-10 people who were bumped from the sold-out seats and had to
sit on small plastic stools in ...