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Разбудите меня через 100 лет и спросите, какое место силы для меня остается фаворитом, я отвечу: Храмовый комплекс #Ангкор . Есть в этом кадре что-то таинственное.
Смотрю на эту фотографию и до сих пор не верится, что мы там были.
Немного размышлений: обожаю этот кадр, правда выложить решился спустя 3 года. Думаю, каждый сталкивался с подобным. Думаешь: "завтра точно выложу", а завтра у тебя уже новое путешествие, новые снимки, новый стиль и получается так, что с каждой поездки тебе удается опубликовать лишь 10% фотографий, а интервал между опубликованным может быть до нескольких лет, как к примеру, здесь. Каждый раз обрабатывал картинку по-разному и снова откладывал. Наконец, пришло ее время 🙂
Love is in the air. #beautifulcambodia
This beautiful couple visited Phnom Kulen during their time in Siem Reap.
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Right next door to the Palace is the beautiful "Silver Pagoda". Inside of which, the floor is made of pure silver tiles and there is a Buddha statue made of pure gold and decorated with diamonds and another of made of emerald.
For the past two weeks, we've been volunteering at the AKD English school in Battambang. We've had many discussions about the validity of tourists stopping off somewhere for a week or two and 'making a difference', and on the whole we're still pretty undecided on the topic. Does it benefit the underprivileged students, or the backpackers who get their Instagram photo with the cute little kids? Discuss. Either way, here we are, and after a random late night singalong with the fantastic volunteers, we decided to pool our resources and go for a fundraising busk, because it is true that every little helps. The @akd_project receives no funding and relies solely on donations for all of its operating costs. In the course of the evening, we raised $60 for the school. It doesn't sound like much, but rightly or wrongly, that will actually pay one of the local teacher's wages for 5 weeks. Embarrassingly, most of those donations came from local residents, whilst the wealthiest tourists (Swiss couple, we're talking about you) listened for a song or two and then scurried away without donating. It was reassuring to see that the local community all know about the school and want to support its cause. 200 children from different backgrounds come here every day for their free lessons, as their parents want to give them the best chance for the future, and here, learning a second language is a big part of that. Our volunteering dilemma continues, but we had a fantastic night with wonderful people, even getting invited to play in a couple of bars at the end of the night. Oli used to busk for a living, so it gave us a great feeling of nostalgia to go out in public and sing again with such an enthusiastic and talented group of people. Thank you to everyone who made it possible, and an even bigger thank you to everyone who donated.
So you may have seen a couple of posts I’ve put up from the Kep Crab markets (so good), well another big attraction of Kep is this beach... I read somewhere that it’s actually a man-made beach, and they are transporting the fine white sand from Otres Beach, which is about a 3 hour drive away!
Kep was founded as a seaside retreat for the French elite in 1908 and apart from this beach and the Crab Market, it’s know for the nearby butterfly-filled Kep National Park, and amazing sunsets.
This photo was taken just as the sun was going down on the last day of 2018. It was so great to see so many locals enjoying the beach with their friends and family. Sad that I ran out to explore Kep properly, but what I saw I liked very much.
Temples have been first days’ themes, this day was all about the local people. We visited the local village of Tonle Sap Lake where people live totally on the water. No easy feat to have a home and family complete with domestic animals, raising chickens, educating children afloat and have to adapt to seasons of monsoons. We found these locals peaceful, serene and committed to help each other to retain their way of life. #tonlesaplake#cambodia#indagaretravel