Solo Travel Adventures in Cambodia…

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Adventure is out there…

It has been one year since I embarked on a journey to Cambodia, a truly magical place on Earth. The Angkor Wat temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited and I can’t wait when I get to go back. Here are some images I photographed, with the first being  Angkor Wat, second image are hundreds of years old tree roots, just remarkable! Overtime, pieces have broken and fallen as seen in the third image which are protected as part of UNESCO. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go inside a local village home shown in the last image and got to see how they lived, it really was an eye opener experience.

Never stop exploring.

Hope you enjoyed this edition and have a lovely week. x

Adventure Is Out There

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What started as a fun hobby turned into a journey of adventures, finding a purpose and my passion…

About 3 years ago, I decided to take the plunge and risk it all, packing some belongings in a suitcase, sold my car and went abroad to live in NYC and London. No solid plan. But I was searching, looking and yearning for something.

I enjoyed what both cities had to offer as they are filled with lots of culture and diversity and theres always something to do. Though, there were some challenging periods such as finding work, friendship and myself. Travelling and venturing out to explore different boroughs, cafes, parks, meeting people and capturing these moments and places took a different turn in how things would eventually unfold. Being creative and sharing it with people allowed the opportunity to express myself in a positive form.

And thats how forthecurious started.

Here is a video I put together as a small gratitude for getting me through, all your likes, comments and positiveness has helped me in so many ways, THANK YOU! You guys are amazinggg!!

If you ever have the idea to start a blog, then please please please DO IT!! You don’t need to be an expert. You just need the passion. I never owned a camera at first and was using the camera phone to capture images. Creating visuals makes me so happy. I have no idea what will happen next… but I’m excited.

Hope you enjoyed this edition and your week lovelies x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cambodia – Angkor Wat and the Floating Village, part 2

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Angkor Wat

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Stunning roots which are hundreds of years old at Ta Prohm temple

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Enchanting roots at Bayon Temple

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Houses built on stilts at the Floating Village

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Homes at the Floating Village

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Floating Village

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Watching the sunset at the Floating Village

Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end – Pico Iyer

Soc sa bai? It means ‘hello, how are you?’ in Khmer.

Cambodia will always have a place in my heart, being half Cambodian, I was fortunate enough to explore the country for a few days back in March and wanted to share some more visuals I captured on this journey.

Angkor Wat is a must when visiting, you will not find anything like this unique temple anywhere in the world filled with so much character as seen in the first image. Look at those roots which are hundreds of years old in image 2 at Ta Prohm temple, another must visit and personally my favourite temple in the world which has a concrete jungle-like feeling when walking around.  The continuation of beautiful stunning roots which are also hundreds of years old at Bayon Temple in image 3.

The next 4 images are at the Floating Village a poor community of approximately 3,500 people who predominately live on fish and grow their own vegetables which is then shared amongst the community. I highly recommend visiting as it is an eye-opener experience which will surely make you feel more appreciative of what you have now. Their houses are built on high stilts  and said to last around 40 years before restoration as seen in images 4 and 5. During the wet season the community travel around by boat as water will reach to the top of their stairs. However, I travelled during dry season and was able to explore around, ending the day on a high note by watching the vivd sunset. A moment I will cherish forever.

Hope you enjoyed this edition of Cambodia and please do share your experiences if you have/will be visiting this beautiful country. Have a great week lovelies.

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Bayon Temple – Siem Reap, Cambodia

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It’s moments like this that I do not take for granted…

If you ever visit Siem Reap make sure you explore Bayon Temple, it will take your breathe away. Literally. On March 8th 2016, I was fortunate enough to have that opportunity as I began walking around my mind automatically began going back many hundreds years ago… thinking what life was like then…who were those people… that carved the rocks which are now symbolic faces… the rumbles around… how they got there in the first place… It’s almost like going back into time. A different world.

You can opt for a tour or negotiate a price with a tuk tuk driver if you’re feeling adventerous and is cheaper than a taxi. Either way, just do it.

Here are some images I snapped with images 1 to 3 being inside Bayon Temple and images 4 to 5 being outside.

Hope you enjoyed this and have a great week lovelies!

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