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.

x

Door Stalking, London

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The symbolic meaning of doors: ‘I think I deserve something beautiful’ a quote from Eat, Pray, Love.

Sometimes in London I wander around and stalk. Lot’s of stalking. If I had a dollar for every time I stalked, I would probably have 100 dollars. Don’t worry, its all harmless, its door stalking. How can you resist temptation when London is filled with so many beautiful doors with such character. Here are some images I snapped around over many weeks and wanted to share it because its too stylish not to.

The first door is my favourite door in Chelsea and I really think we are made for each other 😉

I love the next image of the yellow and orange doors right next to each other as they are complementary neighbours. How cute is the matching doors and window in the next image against the green and white! The next image I feel is an understated door but I love the look of enchantment just above and the plant on the left side and the front along with the colours of green and pink, everything just matches perfectly and has a pleasant subtle effect.

The next image of the two different shades of blue of the door and wall is quite bold and strong so to balance it out all you need is a simple black classy lamp on the side to finish off the touch. I thought the red and black doors next to each other was interesting in the last image as both colours have something in common, these colours tend to signify ‘power’ and yet there such a great contrast.

I hope you enjoyed this and hope you all have a great week! 🙂

Thank you.