Angkor Wat

The temples at Angkor Wat are almost beyond description…so ancient it beckons of a time I can’t fully comprehend. We spent one full day in the hot sun visiting three main temples (Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat and Buyon), awoke the next morning to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat and watched the sunset from the top of  a monastery. The temples are a mix between Hinduism and Buddhism, there are intricate carvings in the sandstone that can still be seen (even the ones that haven’t been restored), and there are huge trees (commonly referred to here as strangler figs) that virtually look to be either strangling the stone temples or embracing them.

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It’s hard to believe that my time abroad is quickly coming to an end and that I’ll be arriving stateside this Friday!  Hopefully my phone will be turned back on so from this Friday evening on you can actually reach me via my cell phone!  I’ll continue to update the blog as we travel to NYC, DC and Virginia. I hope everyone is doing well. Congrats to my cousin David on the birth of his first daughter! I can’t wait to meet her.

Love, a. xoxo

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  1. Will

    Wow! that looks so frickin cool! One of the things that I love about that part of the world is the age of it all. Those temples are just so old.

  2. Toby Payne

    You have really seen the most wonderful things the world has to offer. Can’t wait to see more pictures when you get home Friday. Dad and I are so excited to see you. Have a good flight home and stay safe.
    Mom

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