Monday, March 23, 2015

Symphony in the Streets

Some of the best advice that I read in the Lonely Planet was about crossing the chaotic streets of Siem Reap.  The book advised the you don't rush across the street but rather walk normally (and don't wait for an optimal time because there never will be one) as all of the traffic will work to avoid you - and they do.

This picture does not do it justice but will give you a little insight of the symphony on the streets of Siem Reap.  On their own, each tuk tuk, car, bus and motorcycle looks and sounds like their own piece of randomness but when when all mixed together, it is a symphony of sounds and activity, where every piece seems to know what to when and where to be - it just works.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


I debated whether or not I should take this picture but then I realized that if I didn't, then how could I share with others the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the late 70s.

This photo was taken in the "killing fields" in Siem Reap and these bones are just some of the bones that have been found on this site.

I cried here.  I cried a lot.