A monkey enjoying the shade
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Hot steps, Angkor Wat
The day we visited the main complex at Angkor Wat, it was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit with over 80% humidity. The sun was blazing hot and so bright, it hurt the eyes. Even the monkeys came into the temples to find shade.
 
 

Monkey by column

Monkey by column, Angkor Wat

Monkey in doorway

Monkey in doorway

Karaoke Wedding

Karaoke in wedding tent

Karaoke is the Cambodian unofficial national pastime. When it is combined with a wedding, the event leans toward glitzy and glamorous. The first item of priority is to stick a giant tent where it will obstruct the most traffic. Then Karaoke participants present elaborate singing and dancing performances. For hours. Loudly. And they love duets. Just like Donnie and Marie.

Wedding tent obstructing traffic

Wedding tent obstructing traffic

 

Wedding tent in the middle of traffic

Wedding tent in the middle of traffic

Painted coconut bowls

Today I start a month-long intensive CELTA course to learn (better) how to teach English as a foreign language. I am pre-selecting a few images to share with you over the next few weeks.
 
Enjoy! And please bear with me if I am not able to approve or answer comments right away.
Painted Coconut Bowls, Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Painted Coconut Bowls, Russian Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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7 Wonders of Angkor Wat
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Angkor Wat Central Towers

Tip: If there is one place to see in all of Cambodia, this is it. Because it is a UNESCO site, it is kept clean. It is worth flying directly in to Siem Reap. Stay in a nice hotel, and buy a 3-day pass into the site. The pass is good during an entire week and does not have to be used on consecutive days. This means you can take a break after the first day in order to prevent “temple burnout.”

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