|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 |
|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!|
|"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!!!|
|Toney, my travel buddy, proudly showing the Cambodia flaglet.|
|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.