Siem Reap | Temples

Ta Prohm.Do you recognize this temple? It’s Ta Prohm, another temple built by King Jayavarman VII as a Buddhist monastery and university. It’s also one of the filming locations for the movie “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” which as I mentioned before I have not seen and thus did not really find to be that interesting ofContinue reading “Siem Reap | Temples”

Siem Reap | Angkor Wat

Sunrise at Angkor Wat.One of the highlights of our time in Siem Reap was seeing the sunrise over Angkor Wat. While we enjoyed our tour of Angkor Thom and other temples, which I’ll write about in a future post, the number one must-see site in Siem Reap is Angkor Wat. And, as is a common refrainContinue reading “Siem Reap | Angkor Wat”

Siem Reap | Angkor Thom

Bayon.I admittedly knew almost nothing about Siem Reap — other than that it is the home of famous temple Angkor Wat, of which I also knew almost nothing — prior to our R&R to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Our guided tour, booked through a recommendation from a friend who used to live in Phnom Penh, helped explain aContinue reading “Siem Reap | Angkor Thom”

Thailand, Laos & Cambodia | By the Numbers

Kail and I just returned from an R&R in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia — our third of five trips during our one-year assignment in Kabul. It was a fantastic trip and felt like a true break, I think partly because it was slightly longer than our previous trips (to Nepal and the Maldives) and becauseContinue reading “Thailand, Laos & Cambodia | By the Numbers”