27 thoughts on “Cambodia Trios:”

  1. Great to see the very different sides of Angkor, not just Angkor Wat. We were there 2.5 days in early 2020 and benefitted from the reduction in tourist numbers as the Chinese, who make up by far the biggest nationality visiting, numbers-wise, were already locked down. Like you we made an effort to see something more than just the ruins – a local village and monastery, the town’s main modern-day temple etc.

    Like others I especially like your photo of the three women. You mentioned in some comments above that it dates from the film camera era. I’m curious what scanner you use as you seem to get better results than I’ve achieved scanning some of ours!

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    1. My scanner is very old and actually, the slides I use these days were all scanned in a few years ago when I seemed to have more time, or i was more able to use my time fruitfully! The scanner is the Epson 3170 Photo Perfection, but as I as said, it’s old, possibly 10 or 12 years! In fact, I must try and find the original CD because I don’t have it linked with this computer and should I ever get around to scanning the rest of my pix I think I’ll be in trouble.

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      1. Thanks for the info. We really must get a better one – or invest in the cost of having some scanned professionally. Like you I never seem to find the time to scan our archive and/or I’m disheartened by the poor quality of the results I get. I had thought it might be a retirement project but it’s not happened so far 😦

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  2. I especially love the ladies too, Mari. Somebody posted on Hoi An the other day and said it was one of the loveliest places they had ever been. I wanted to follow in her footsteps. Angkor Wat, not so much, but it must be incredibly atmospheric if not too busy. Maybe, since Covid, things are quieter there.

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    1. My visit was about 20 years ago or more, so well before tourists started flocking there. We spent 3 days in the vicinity so were able to pace ourselves with Angkor Wat in the morning, then a break for lunch, then elsewhere in the countryside in the afternoon (the market for one). The market photograph was a trannie, so better colours and sharper. I remember most the lovely people who lived on very little. We had a driver and a guide for 3 days for less than a night’s hotel and when we left we tripled their fee because they had been so fantatic (plus it was really inexpensive for us) and one of them cried, then that night they turned up at our hotel with a present, some little embroidered pieces and a carved box. They are still among my favourite pieces.

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  3. Angkor is one of the Buddhist places we have really missed visiting. We had a big trip planned about 5 years ago that took in Burma too but my wife became I’ll and we had to cancel. Naturally we have covered so many temples across Nepal as well as Thailand but Angkor is a big gap for us.

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    1. I hope you make it one year, but you will, I feel sure. I never got to Burma. We had planned a visit then my husband fell ill and we had to cancel. Moving on a few years and I’d planned to visit with some Thai friends in 2020 on a planned visit to Thailand but then came Covid. Now I doubt if I’ll get there. I’m getting too old to risk travelling in some countries – Burma being one.

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      1. It seems like our spouses health stopped us both. I know what you mean about not risking travel to some countries, we haven’t been to Nepal for five years! Today it’s a nephews big wedding in Kathmandu too and they virtually pleaded with us to go. We have plenty of memories from all our visits but I know my wife misses her family.

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    1. Yes, wonderful, isn’t it. Happily (at least when we were there), the tourists were the genuine type who were there to learn and appreciate. I think Angkor is a bit heavy going for those who are just ticking boxes so they avoid it – so far.

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      1. It is true that without preparation, the weariness added to the heat or the rain must discourage a part of the visitors. If the big temples are often occupied by groups in coaches, all the others remain confidential.

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    1. Meant to say, that picture is a trannie as I was still using that camera then. It’s one of my better pictures, I’ve never been able to get digital to perform as well, but then again, with age and lighter cameras, i don’t think I hold the camera quite still enough but one cant’ always carry around a tripod – especially when it’s hot!

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    1. Happy that you too have good memories of the place. My husband and I just loved it, we spent 3 days there and it still wasn’t long enough. Not all the time was spent in the temple place though, we did tour around the area with a car, driver and guide, the best investment we ever made in a holiday.

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