Statues of Ta Phrom temple

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ancient Relics

The first place I thought of as soon as they mentioned Relics for the weekly photo challenge was Angkor Wat and its magnificent statues! Angkor includes a number of majestic temple complexes, the most famous of which is the “Temple City” of Angkor Wat. It was built as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman…

Devas protecting the causeway to Angkor Thom

The Devas protecting the causeway to Angkor Thom

Before entering the amazing city temple of Angkor Thom  we crossed the causeway spanning the moat in front of each tower. These bridges have a row of devas on the left and asuras on the right. They are huge and towered over me as I stood next to them. Each row holding a naga in the attitude of a tug-of-war.…

The faces of Bayon at Angkor Wat

5 Reasons to Travel while you’re Young

1: When you’re still young and you don’t have too many serious commitments, its important to take your opportunities when you can. 2: Broaden your horizons. Try new food, learn a different language and explore other cultures. You will carry these experiences with you for the rest of your life. 3: Meet new people. You…

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Weekly Photo Challenge: Welsh Letters

For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet.  Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch  is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales across the strait from Bangor. With 58 characters it has the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest place names in the world. The name means: [St.] Mary’s Church (Llanfair) [in] the…