And it goes full circle*

~ I’m back! After a whirlwind trip around Bangkok and Siem Reap, I have my feet firmly back on UK soil. It seems all remarkably the same, even though the government has changed whilst I was gone. It didn’t go the way I’d hoped, but at least I had my say before I jetted off.
~ Luckily I’ve not suffered from jet lag in any significant sense, and I gained 6 hours somewhere over Eurasia which I spent watching all the films I’ve missed at the cinema over the past few months. Score! As a result, I can recommend The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything and Ex Machina, although Big Eyes left me a bit flat and Kingsman: The Secret Service was just mildly horrific.
~ Whilst I’m happy to be home, I’m definitely missing all the beautiful temples of Cambodia. I mean, just check this out…
[Preah Khan]
[Naga]
[Bayon]
Quite literally awesome.
~ I absolutely loved the feeling of coming full circle by retracing my great-grandfathers steps. I took hard copies of all his photos, and our guide took us to many of the locations pictured. He got really into it, telling us stories about what had happened between the photos being taken and the present time. I can’t describe the feeling of seeing the exact same things that the great-grandfather I never knew saw, but I can tell you that sometimes it gave me the shivers a little bit. Well, as much as you can shiver in 35°C heat, but you know what I mean.

[Angkor Wat at sundown]
~ Speaking of 35°C, I’m also missing the heat (but not the humidity, which turned my hair into a frizzy mop). Back here in England it’s tights and boots again… sigh.
~ I really can’t complain, though. What with all the holidays and bank holidays, it’s all pretty chilled out around here. I’m trying to carry on the holiday spirit for as long as possible – cocktail, anyone?

-Rachel

Linking up with Kristin and Joey for Stuff and Things

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    • 28th May 2015 / 11:48

      Thank you! The pictures really don’t do it justice, it was incredible in real life. But, you know, I couldn’t bring back the actual temples so…

  1. 28th May 2015 / 13:48

    Angkor Wat is on my husband’s must see list. Retracing your great-grandfather’s steps…quite a journey in many senses of the word! I’m glad you had a great holiday.

    • 28th May 2015 / 16:52

      It totally blew me away. And yes it was quite a journey! I’d really recommend the trip, if you can. Great-grandfather or no great-grandfather!

  2. KVS
    28th May 2015 / 14:34

    Cambodia looks so beautiful. Love all of your pictures and thoughts this week,

    • 28th May 2015 / 16:53

      It was incredibly beautiful. Such a wealth of history all crammed into one small area. And lovely people, too!

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