Friday, December 15, 2017

Siem Reap, Cambodia

In 2002, Jim and I got married and we took our honeymoon in Southeast Asia. I was only concerned about going to a beach, but Jim had bigger (better) plans including visiting Siem Reap. When we first visited the temples in Siem Reap, I was totally amazed. I had never seen anything like it and was fascinated by the history, the art and that you could just roam in and out and up and through the temples.

Jim in 2002

It has been a dream of mine to come back here with the kids. We waited until they were old enough and here we are. We spent 3 days exploring the same temples and, to our surprise, not much has changed.

We were worried about crowds, but they were about the same. There were a lot of people at Angkor Wat, but only at the entrance, then the people disbursed and things were mostly quiet again. The beauty, the history the details were all just as interesting as they were when I first saw them.

In addition to the temples, we had time to fit in a cooking class and have dinner with the Sautel's who, for the second year in a row, vacationed at the same place as us at Christmas. We also had dessert with our Chinese tutor Christina, who was also here on vacation.

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