One of my goals for 2013 is to organize all my photos. I’m hoping to combine that project with my love of remembering “On This Day in History” and post a photo (or photos) of what was going on that day. I’m also hoping this will help me tell some of the stories that I never got around to telling when they were actually happening. I haven’t figured out how often I will post. I want to make it doable, but also want it to be a challenge. I hope you enjoy it.
January 4, 2011 was the last day of our trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia. We had spent the last three days hiking up and down ancient temples with four of our friends. We also suffered through a fish foot massage, and enjoyed seeing US dollars come out of the ATMs. (Everyone uses USD, but they will refuse your money if it isn’t in perfect condition – or they reserve the right to take 90% of the face value. True story.)
Before we headed back to the airport, we spent the morning touring one last temple and the afternoon taking a cooking class. The food had the freshness of Vietnamese food and the warmth of Thai curries, which is the perfect balance for me. One of my favorite things about Cambodia was the people. They had an openness that we had missed while being in Vietnam. They also weren’t afraid of the sun, which was a refreshing change.
The beautiful, brown children were always smiling and waving at us. Each of these girls had a Disney princess backpack on.
I can’t believe they serve beer to people wielding large knives.
I remember seeing tourist carrying babies as they went up and down the temples. It was nice to see that once children come, the traveling doesn’t have to stop. Hopefully that’ll be us with our little ones some day.