Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cycling to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cycling to Angkor Wat gave me the rare opportunity of observing the Cambodian way of life. I was quite nervous about taking this shot of these two Cambodian cops, fearing I might be sent to the killing fields. Here they were simply gazing at the river and gossiping.

Cambodian kids tried to sell bananas to passers-by on the road to Angkor Wat. No, not for you but for...

your long-lost cousins. At the sight of monkeys people always get excited. Perhaps, this has something to do with the fact that monkeys remind them of their ancestral roots. To demonstrate my empathy with them, the monkeys I mean, I bought a bunch of bananas. NO, not to feed them but to feed myself since after all that cycling I needed the carbo!


  1. The 2 policemen were very lucky. They had so much greenery to view and fresh air to inhale to when they decided to take 5.

  2. Malaysian cops can be laid-back too sometimes but these two are over the top!

  3. My brother went to Angkor Wat and brought back loads of wonderful pictures. He captured some pictures of Cambodian kids dressed only with unique looking lotus leaves. Later, the kids approached him and asked for some 'photo money'. It seems the kiddos were actually posing for tourist.

    I LOVE Angkor Wat! The temple complex is HUGE. Sigh....I wanna retrace your travel footsteps.