VERY OT...Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder Trip...(Warning! 175 Pics and NO Pam Content.)

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VERY OT...Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder Trip...(Warning! 175 Pics and NO Pam Content.)

ryuden
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Joined: May 23rd, 2009, 7:34 am

February 10th, 2012, 8:23 pm #1

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









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How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
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February 10th, 2012, 8:41 pm #2

I did enjoy Cambodia like you ,

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February 10th, 2012, 8:53 pm #3

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'

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zameenzahari
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Joined: March 24th, 2010, 3:49 am

February 10th, 2012, 9:27 pm #4

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
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February 10th, 2012, 10:13 pm #5

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
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February 10th, 2012, 10:49 pm #6

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
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February 11th, 2012, 1:06 am #7

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
Always enjoy your travel blogs, bro Take care and will see you soon.

Cheers!
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February 11th, 2012, 1:08 am #8

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
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February 11th, 2012, 1:44 am #9

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'



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February 11th, 2012, 2:01 am #10

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
Nice travel report/pics and great looking couple!

cheers,
Mike T
Camano Island, WA
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February 11th, 2012, 2:11 am #11

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
cheers
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Niellaccio: Sounds good!!
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February 11th, 2012, 2:12 am #12

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February 11th, 2012, 2:56 am #13

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
Haha was in Cambodia this week, but only transited at siem reap en route to phnom penh. Great report bruddah



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February 11th, 2012, 3:06 am #14

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
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February 11th, 2012, 3:17 am #15

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'


Officine Panerai~ more than a watch... it's fun to wear a war tools on wrist!!

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Joined: December 8th, 2011, 10:42 pm

February 11th, 2012, 4:14 am #16

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
Must be very humbling seeing all those ancient structures. Thanks for sharing. Nice photos.
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TRISTAN29
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Joined: August 17th, 2010, 11:53 am

February 11th, 2012, 6:08 am #17

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
Nice . good to see you Miki.. u wearing Pam or Linde ,,LOLL
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sdumperth
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Joined: April 13th, 2011, 11:43 am

February 11th, 2012, 6:34 am #18

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
That's some fun!

We truly enjoyed all of the photos!








May the force be with you........................Always!

Being "Individual" is SO expensive!

"Always remember, you can't buy class" -Dad

It's so hard to see how this elegant beauty was a war watch! Man, them Italians do everything in style!
Always remember, you can’t buy class. -Dad
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paneristi-europe
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Joined: April 19th, 2010, 6:00 am

February 11th, 2012, 8:07 am #19

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Thx for sharing.
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Joined: October 21st, 2009, 4:45 pm

February 11th, 2012, 1:11 pm #20

Hi Guys,

Its been like a ritual for me to share my trips every year since the past 2 years with you guys.

My latest is a trip to Cambodia - Kingdom of Wonder. The main reason why I decided to visit Cambodia...Angkor Wat. Been fascinated with its presence on photos and videos and I keep telling myself, I really have to see it with my own two eyes. And words just cant describe how magnificent it is! Still standing proud for more than 900 years! Honestly, you have to see it for yourself!

Day 1

Arrival at Siem Reap Airport...




Weather is hot, could say as hot as Singapore, but with no air conditioned buildings to seek refuge against the blazing sun unlike in Singapore, except the hotel. Hehe.

Having a nice welcome drink the moment we arrived at the hotel while my wife checking in...





We wasted no time settling in and head straight to the night market...







One of the most popular Cambodian Local Dish, Catfish Amok...



Walked around the night market and just before we headed back to the hotel, had a foot massage...my very very first massage ever!





Day 2

The itinerary...a visit to the local market in the first half day and later after lunch, the main event...Angkor Wat...!











The main event...!!!








































Bayon Temple Of Angkor Thom...














We then climbed up to the peak of Phnom Bakheng to watch the famous Cambodian Sunset...and seized the opportunity to snap some shots...





It was a crowded affair...all of us are like worshipers of the Sun gods...lol.
As I witness the sun setting, in my mind was ringing a particular Linkin Park song, The Shadow of The Day...
All of us clapped once the Sun disappeared across the horizon...






We hit the night market again for dinner and more shopping...






Day 3

I have always been in love with nature especially waterfalls...and in Cambodia Phnom Kulen National Park, I was presented with one that not only fascinate me but the history and stories revolving around this Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park makes this trip worth it!

But before that, we went to Preah Ang Thom to see the biggest Reclining Buddha...I was having mixed emotions going there, shocked and sad, as I see dozens of beggers sitting on the stairs leading towards the temple...though I didnt snap pictures of them, the image is still clear in my head as I type this... I am just so fortunate to be living my life which I took for granted...







Finally we arrived at the main event of the day...at the foot of the wonderful waterfall...









At the top of the waterfall...








And at night, we hit the night market...










Day 4

Main event of the day is visiting Tonle Sap Lake which is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia's dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year's heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake.




On the way to the lake. We passed village(s) and I can say its really an eye opener...people living with just basic necessity...no television, small portable FM radio, no sofas or chairs and no beds! Kids playing with dirt with no clothes on by the dusty roadside. Again, no pictures of what I had mentioned but its clear in my head...






Grown up entertainment...






At last...The River leading towards Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia!











We reached the floating village at the mouth of Tonle Sap...




















On the way back from Tonle Sap, we stop by the local market...











On our last night, we decided to hit the local Cambodian hang out...to experience Cambodia night life the Cambodians way...











But we had our last desert somewhere near our hotel...




Day 5

Main event...Home.

Its sad to leave this Kingdom of Wonder...with so much to see and so little time. As we wait for our time to head back home, we decided to give our hotel a look see as we have not spend much time exploring it.









The helpful hotel staff Tathen aka Henry...



More shots...





Main event...! Home..!



As I looked down from the plane and waving goodbye to Cambodia, Kingdom of Wonders with its lovely friendly people and rich culture and ancient megastructure, I catch a glimpse of the one thing that attracts me to visit Cambodia...



Goodbye Cambodia...I shall return.




Thanks guys for making it this far. I warned you, its a darn long post with NO Panerai content at all. But I hoped you love Cambodia as much as I did.

Cheers.









'It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit,
and keep moving forward.
How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That's how winning is done.'
Excellent! What a trip!! Thanks for taking us along :) n/t
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