Spring is on the way!!! Gorgeous flowers from Singapore for April’s final Foto Friday.
Banteay Srei, my favorite temple among the huge complex of Angkor Wat. Built in the 10th century and made primarily of red sandstone, the carvings are of a smaller and more elaborate detail than any of the other temples, lending to a belief that it might have been mainly carved by women. Dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, it is absolutely engrossing and we could have spent many more hours exploring the site.
We love markets, regardless of the country, and one of my favorite countries for strolling the local vendors was Vietnam. Whether it be a vegetable market or a store featuring colorful lanterns, we just couldn’t get enough.
We ended up spending more time in Vientiane, Laos than planned due to an Indian visa snafu. What we found was an extremely pleasant capital city, teeming with Buddhist temples and some fantastic architecture.
One early morning sand boarding in Mui Ne, Vietnam, I turned my head and spotted this lone sole in the dunes, soaking in the sunrise.
Sunrise at the Taj Mahal, a magical moment of serenity amongst the chaos and craziness of India.
Bangkok, Thailand… start of the backpacker trail of SE Asia. Love it or hate it, if you’re going to Asia, you WILL end up in Bangkok. We have now been there several times and I must admit, I enjoy it. Yes, it is crazy, crowded, and chaotic. An enormous city of over 8 million, Bangkok is polluted with horrific travel. And yet, there is something that always draws me back.
Wish we were here. Rush hour on the beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Ubud, Bali proved to be as magical as we had heard. Our days were spent strolling the back streets in awe of the local culture, eating amazing local cuisine, visiting temples and cultural events such as the Fire Show, and simply sitting on the patio of our gorgeously carved cabana and wondering how we ever got so lucky as to be spending time in this enchanting town.