I’m 100% sure this boy enjoys seeing me suffering. Here’s me being terribly afraid of standing at the edge of a mini temple. We were exploring before entering the center of Angkor Park (Bayon Temple area). We came across this temple, which was rather secluded. Being adventurous, we could not miss this one. We climbed up there, despite the super steep steps. I was really afraid cause this was the first steep steps we took. Well, then I conquered my fear at the end of the day. See, travel is good because you’re always testing your limits. As unglamorous as I am here, I really enjoy being on the edge now and I’m addicted to rooftops.
I used a similar picture in my about me page. I love this picture. Ancient backdrop, comfortable wear and a happy face. That’s what travel does to you. That’s why I am in love with travel. I used to fear the “dirty floors” and now I can sit anywhere I want in my white denim pants. I’ve grown up 😉
I remember this temple. Apparently are highly advised to wear long pants to get on this temple. There were 2 guards at the entrance and I didn’t want to be banned from going up. In the end, we sneaked to the exit of the temple and climbed up there. It was steeper than the entrance but we made it. The roof was filled with tiny pillars. It’s almost like Parthenon. I think I’m thinking too much.
One of Vale’s favourite pictures. We watched this little boy helping his sister on the low tree branches and then swing her back and forth. It’s amazing how we, tourists, pay to enter and be lost in the ruins while these kids practically grow up here. I wonder how these kids feel. If they’re lucky to have their childhood in a land of rich history where many crave to be at, or do they wish they were somewhere else, like in the metropolitan city with buzzing cars and busy adults. Then again, do we, city people, enjoy the city life, or do we wish we were somewhere else.
Nonetheless, it was a heartwarming scene to see love at its truest form and her laughter was the purest sound heard.
Of Ponds and Lakes
This huge pond is outside one of the main areas that a queen used to live (if I’m not wrong). It looks really awesome. Imagine waking up early every morning and going for walks around the pond before everyone is awake. The stillness of the water, the break of dawn and the sun warming the land slowly. It’s a whole different life from the fast pace city I always live in. Around me are just buildings, apartments and some skyscrapers. If time machine were to exist, I wonder how the queen would think, if she lives in the city.
One of the fun parts of exploring is getting lost. You have to get lost to be found. (deep) We decided to explore further into the woods to see what’s beyond the usual path. It was quite scary actually, because no one was in sight and there was constant movement on the ground. We got stung badly by mosquitoes and bothered badly by flies. Not to mention the insane number of spider webs hanging from trees. I was really freaked out during the first woods exploration and ran out of it. The second time though, we found this place. I don’t even know where it is. It is somewhere in Angkor Park. But I had a fun time climbing on rocks, roots and ruins. The best part? No one was there cause it was rather remote! And look how small I am compared to the temple.
So here’s the end of the Siem Reap, Cambodia with Valentin.
Trevellers is my way to change the world. Through my stories, tips and lessons learnt, I truly hope to inspire you to get out of your comfort zone, see the world and see who you truly are. Travel is more than just taking a selfie. Travel is an adventure, where you can truly become who you are, give you the time to reflect and grow to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.