Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday! Celebrate!

So - i think its about time that i participate in another " Blog This! " challenge. I know, i know...its been a while. Anyhoodle, this weeks challenge is:
Holidays! This week's challenge is to share you favourite holiday photo with everyone! It doesn't matter how old it is, or how old you were, share it with us and tell us the story behind it!
A photo challenge hmm? I had to go a little ways back through the files for this one but here you go:

Thats me in front of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, back in 2007. I did a 19 day trip through SE Asia, taking in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand with a company called Geckos Adventures ( whom i totally recommend by the way. I did a trip in Peru with them too .)

SE Asia was awesome - i'd definately go back, given the chance - but the temples at the Angkor complex were one of the highlights. Besides being able to get my Lara Croft on ( Angelina Jolie filmed the first " Tomb Raider " film there ) i also got to marvel at what human beings were able to do WITHOUT technology. Its amazing that hundreds of years ago humans were able to build these huge, complex structures without the aid of cranes, backhoes, trucks etc etc. And that the buildings are a testament to their intense faith in their Gods is inspiring. I dont believe in God or, indeed, in organised religion ( its nice for other people, its just not for me ) yet i found comfort and inspiration in what man can do in the name of something they feel so strongly about.

So there was that - other highlights of the trup include:
* A guided motorcyle ride around the city of Hue, and out into the country to meet some of the locals
* A beautiful mud bath and Vietnamese massage
* Shopping at the markets in both Siem Reap and Bangkok
* Delicious, delicious food
* And all the friends i made!

*NOTE* - See how slim i look in that photo ( ignore my billowing hiking shorts )? I was about 63kgs in that photo - THATS where i'd like to be again someday soon!


  1. I would love to travel. Paris is at the top of my list. I would love to see Paris.

  2. My husband and I did a tour through China with Gecko for our honeymoon. Definately recommend them too!

  3. Ugh, I so regret not going to Angkor Wat. I was often in Bangkok for business trips years ago & thought of passing by there. Your photo is so awesome.

  4. Fantastic picture. I love traveling. London has prob been my favourite, loved Amsterdam too. Looking forward to my US trip next year.

  5. That is so cool! And that mud bath sounds like it would have been amazing!