Note: As the current weekly photo challenge has not yet been posted, I decided to follow my friend Michelle’s lead and select a topic from the backlist that I hadn’t discussed.
The weather in Siam Reap is changable, especially in August when I was visiting with my friend Fraine. Together, we explored the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, as well as some of the lesser-known temples in the area, often taking day trips out of the town to see more of this fascinating country. We had an amazing guide who treated us like family, ensuring that we stayed hydrated at all times. He took us places in his father-in-law’s trusty Toyota before guiding us around and over huge boulders and blocks (and avoiding land mines) in order to bring us to the smaller but equally beautiful temples hidden in the distant hills.
There are many different ways to get around in Cambodia – busses, cars, motorbikes, foot, rickshaws, bicycles and the like – but I love this photo, taken from inside our air-conditioned car en route to Bateay Srei (the “city of women”, built of pink stone). Fraine and I couldn’t stop giggling at the look on the babies’ faces as we carefully drove past them as they travelled on the family motorbike. It was a great reminder that sometimes it’s not about the journey, but about the people you bring along to share it with you.
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