Saturday, July 11, 2015

Siem Reap: A Photo Diary

We did not afford to miss the Angkor Wat sunrise, even if we only had 3 hrs of sleep.

I was browsing my external hd when I came across with the 2014 Adventures folder. Out of curiosity (and boredom), I clicked the folder and saw the Vietnam-Cambodia 2014 subfolder. I got surprised because I took hundreds of photos in Siem Reap, Cambodia alone (a total of 234 photos to be exact) yet I only managed to publish one blog post last year. Nonetheless, it did not suffice. Siem Reap is truly a perfect place for landscape photographers and hobbyists alike.

So here it is, a photo essay of my Siem Reap adventure last year. Let the photos speak for itself although there may be a few captions or backstories as we progress, so please bear with me. Haha!

Note: all photos were taken using a Canon EOS 1100D camera, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens and were post-processed in Adobe Photoshop CS6.



Picture perfect memories, scattered all around the floor...

The sea of multitude of madlang people, trying to capture the famous Angkor Wat sunrise.

HALA SIGE PUSH NATIN YAN. YUNG ISA PANG BLOG. YUNG ISA PANG INSTAGRAM.

Look at me, I will never pass for a perfect bride...LOL

LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS, TO DEFEAT THE HUNS! Lol ano raw?

The golden hour.

The columns, inspired by Greeks? Nah, social media didn't exist in the 11th century A.D.

"Asa naman mo uy? Kadugay ba ninyo muabot!"

Lovin' the DOF of my prime lens. Nice no?

Restricted area aka booby trap!

Eaten by time.

Rapunzel, rapunzel, let down your hair.

Nakiavail sa mga nagtotour, and learned something about the history of the ancient Khmer Kingdom.

"Gutom naman ko uy!"

The weather was perfect when we went there. BUTI NALANG.

Tourists all over the world.

Monks were analyzing their fates base from the pebble formations on the ground. Atik lang.

Char, ume EDSA sa Angkor Wat!

Chuy ka?

"Oo chuy ako, at wala kayong pakealam!"

Suko kaayo si ante oh!

Angkor Thom temple. 

Inside the ruins of Angkor Thom.

This used to be a courtyard.

Smile, an everlasting smile!

"Strike a lookbook.nu pose!"

Ta Phrom or the Tomb Raider temple.

How did these ancient people do this intricate art?

Got eaten by trees.

Legends of the hidden temple!!!

Ruins.


Toney, my travel buddy, proudly showing the Cambodia flaglet.

Restoration works.

Do not enter; hadlok kaayo diri.

Weather in Cambodia is generally hot and dry, except if you go near a body of water, it gets humid. Day tour costs USD20. Cambodian goods are very cheap and your dollars will go a long way, unlike in Singapore (my wallet and credit card got abused by me, unfortunately).

We stayed at Okay 1 Villa hotel and the rate was only Php 800 a night. We got a big room, and we really had a great experience in Siem Reap. There are daily flights to and from Siem Reap from Manila, courtesy of Cebu Pacific Air.

I guess I should do these more often. Thinking of a photo diary of my Saigon trip last year.

4 comments:

  1. Nice kaayo pagkakuha kana babae naka itom og kalo. pang Nat Geo ang peg.

    Makalingaw imo captions. hahaha

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    1. Hahaha it's one of my fave photos too! NatGeo talaga? Whoa big word!!! Salamat!

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  2. an amazing photos diary! your work speaks a lot :)

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