2015-05-20

Peru: here we go.

Cloudy and rainy morning at the Canberra airport. The sun is just peeking over the hills, and lights up the clouds. Airport is, as is expected and usual for this time of the moring, busy. more updates form the other side of this series of flights.

2015-05-07

Peru: adventure coming soon

We will be going to Peru in near future. Hopefully we can keep up with the photo taking and posting to this site as we go.

2015-01-03

Wat Nokor Bachay

Wat Nokor (Wat Nokor Bachay) in Kampong Cham is a relatively small temple complex, built in the Angkor-Khmer style. According to a legend, the temple was built by a king who accidentally killed his father and married his mother. As recounted in the Greek legend, this King was put out by his father after a […]

2015-01-02

Bayon Temple

Morning visit to the Bayon Temple in the Angkor Thom complex. The temple was built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII. Its most striking feature are the 216 gigantic faces of Lokesvara (or as some claim, the king himself).    

2015-01-01

Dawn Over Angkor complex

The morning of the New years day 2015 found us watching the pink and purple sunrise from Phnom Bakheng, a temple on a hill overlooking the Angkor Wat complex. On the whole this has been a very good day. On this day we: Watched the sun rise over the Angkor Wat archeological park Rode on […]

2014-12-31

Angkor Wat Complex

Today we visited the Angkor Wat temple complex. We spent several hours wandering around the temple grounds, taking in the sights and taking pictures. It deserves a post all of its own, and that will come soon. Here is the view of the outer walls of the main temple site.

2014-12-30

Hanoi old city

Today we wondered around the old quarter of Hanoi. The trip included a visit to the Ngoc Son temple, located on an island on the Hoan Kiem lake (Lake of the Returned Sword). We also met the true guardian of the scared site. The beast was hard at work … Later today we fly to […]

2014-12-28

Tay Ho – Hanoi

A quick visit to the Tay Ho district (again), this time more of look and see at the life in the streets… This area of Hanoi is quite exclusive and full of rather nice houses.  A lot of westerners who work in Hanoi choose this as their home area.    

2014-12-27

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc

To day we did a day trip to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. Hoa Lu is the old imperial capital of Vietnam dating back to 9th and 10th century, and features 17th century temples to a couple of the first kinds of Vietnam. Tam Coc is a remarkable location with water cutting through the limestone […]

2014-12-26

Hanoi Day 2

having done very little on 25th we wondered around the Tay Ho (West lake) district of Hanoi.  One of the highlights here is the Ty Ho Temple, dedicated to the Mother Goddess…

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