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Sneak Preview of Angkor Temples

Posted by on September 3rd, 2011 in Asia, Cambodia | 12 comments

[Not a valid template] I think we saw over two dozen Angkor temples in Siem Reap in Cambodia, and as I am quite trigger happy, that means a lot of photos. I actually think I have too many photos from Angkor, well over a thousand. If you’d ask my sister, she would definitely say that I have too many photos. And therein lies the the problem; I don’t want to see any more Angkor temples. [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] When I was writing (read: struggling with) this post, I just happened to also read Dalenes post All ruined out, which stroke a chord with me. When traveling, you can easily overdose on something and in this case it was Angkor temples. After over two days of touring different temples with a tuk-tuk, we were basically...

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Lima, not quite how I remembered it

Posted by on March 12th, 2011 in Peru, Photos, South America | 5 comments

[Not a valid template] I stumbled  out of my hostel on to the early morning street, but somehow it all seemed wrong. It was sunny and bright. The streets were spotless and the buildings brand new. The lush green grass and trees in the parks were trimmed to the perfection by what I later found out was armies of gardeners. People even cleaned up after their dogs. This wasn’t the gray, dodgy and dirty Lima I remembered from four years ago. [Not a valid template] [Not a valid template] It is funny what four years, different area and different timing can do to your experience of a city. Four years ago when I last visited Lima, I didn’t really like it. I liked other parts of Peru very much, but Lima, not so much. So my plan had been...

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Swimming in the blue waters of Aqua Azul in Palenque

Posted by on March 8th, 2011 in Mexico, North America, Palenque, Photos | Comments Off on Swimming in the blue waters of Aqua Azul in Palenque

[Not a valid template] I dived into the cold turquoise blue water, very refreshing. Just floating, I allowed the current to take me downstream, it was too strong to swim against anyway. I then made my way into a calm bay before the waterfall I knew was coming. Taking my time before climbing out onto the rocks to warm in the sun shine. [Not a valid template] Spending a day at Aqua Azul is definitely worth it. It is very much like the Chemuc Champey I saw in Guatemala not too long ago. The water is very clear and turquoise blue in the natural pools. The difference being, that at Aqua Azul the current is in many places very strong and you have some minor waterfalls scattered between the pools. So you want to avoid those, as I imagine,...

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Admiring Tikal & Flores

Posted by on March 6th, 2011 in Central America, Guatemala, Photos, Tikal & Flores | Comments Off on Admiring Tikal & Flores

[Not a valid template] We could hear them well before we saw them. Howling sound or more like a roar, like a Jaguar might make, well I’m only guessing what a jaguar might sound like. It was the kind of sound, that if you heard it in the middle of the night, you’d walk the other way even if you knew it was just a howler monkey. The day had started early, I woke at 4:15am to catch the bus at half past four. I really should had stayed in Tikal instead of Flores; I could had slept a few extra hours, but it was bit too late for that. Half sleep I made my way downstairs to the bus and then slept the whole two hour bus ride. Arriving to Tikal, it turned out that everybody else on...

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