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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Siem Reap Diaries: Eat, Travel, Sleep, Pray, and Letting Go.




Hello, guys! Here I am back in Siem Reap for my 31st birthday. I promised myself that I would not miss the Sunrise in Angkor Wat this time.  A day before my birthday, my sister and I dragged ourselves out of bed early to see this beautiful silhouette of Angkor Wat at Sunrise. Despite the overwhelming number of tourists, we waited patiently for this magic to happen. After a few hours though, something unfortunate again happened. I lost my phone while going around the temples. Then came the familiar feeling like the time my camera was stolen in Paris or when my laptop crashed. I could feel panic and utter terror just thinking about it. Eight thousand unsaved photos. Not again, I said. I immediately went back to Angkor Wat, praying that I would find my phone but I knew it was gone. Perhaps, it had to be lost. Perhaps. There were so many things stored in that phone that reminded me of my past. I have learned a lot about letting go this year. There are simple many thing we have no control over. This was one of them. Life is still beautiful and it goes on.
Life is beautiful and it definitely Goes on! Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

Here's a quick preview before my complete post.

Anantara Resort and Spa - our beautiful accommodation when we arrived. We felt like Khmer Royalty.

Our next home for the succeeding days. Shinta Mani Club is by far the winner for best design concept. It has infused modern design and Khmer sensibilities. The man behind this was the Master of resort architecture, Bill Bensley. The best thing about it, the whole hotel smells like Christmas!
Of course, what is Siem Reap without Temples. Complete post soon.





FOOD: Eating the best of Khmer Cuisine - Chantrey and Our hotel's own Kroya are both wonderful and hip restaurants that serve unforgettable Khmer Dishes. 


Do not Miss Pub Street and Alley West for night life and shopping!



Hope to finish this post soon! Happy Holidays again!

2 comments:

Kate said...

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