Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Southeast Asia Trip

Some photos from our 9-day trip

We started our trip at Genting highlands. If you're into themeparks and casinos, maybe you'll like this place but as for me - I say skip this tourist-infested part of Malaysia. The weather was very cool up there though which was kinda nice :).

Our next stop was Kuala Lumpur - home of the ultramodern, world's highest building, awe-inspiring steel and glass Petronas Twin Towers. Lesson Number 1: Petronas is close on Mondays :(. Well, now we know.

Then we headed to Bangkok - our jumpoff point to Cambodia. Jack treated us to a yummy Thai Suki dinner. Travel time from Bangkok to Siem Reap took us 11.5 hours (via bus and taxi).

This is the legendary ruins of Angkor Wat - its size and architecture is overwhelming. I can't recall how many times I said 'Wow!' during our visits(we visited the temple twice).

The giant stone faces of Bayon in Angkor Thom - 216 of these giant faces of Avalokitesvara watch over the temple of Bayon.

The intricate carvings of Banteay Srey 'The Citadel of Women'

Massive tree-in-temple at Ta Phrom.

It was another exhausting, bladder-bursting twelve-hour ride for us from Siem Reap to Bangkok. We rewarded ourselves on our last day by shopping at Chatuchak weekend market :)

More photos at http://negrita.fotopic.net/

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