the russian market in phnom penh

The so called Russian market in Phnom Penh is an interesting mix of sights, sounds, and smells. Although it has nothing to do with Russia really (the name stuck in the 80’s when most foreigners in town were in fact from I guess the Soviet Union at that time), it is definitely one of the …

ta prohm

I keep forgetting to upload more photos from Cambodia, but I will try to correct that in the coming weeks. Ta Prohm is this incredible temple in the Angkor complex near Siem Reap, one of the best preserved in the area. It is famous for the gigantic spung trees (actual name is just too hard, …

monks

Some shots from our trip around Cambodia & Thailand of monks that we met. We made some unexpected revelations about those guys who we’ve always found interesting and shrouded in a bit of mystery. I, for one, didn’t know that they were allowed to use cell phones…   … or pose for pictures with tourists, …

angkor wat

Some shots from the Angkor Wat temple and complex in Cambodia. I wish I could see this place back in the days when it was actually functioning, must have been some sight! This is Khmer architecture at its finest.   See Break of light for more photos, only this time at dawn.       …

faces of cambodia

From vendors and “Tuk-Tuk” drivers through Buddhist monks to working girls; from random street dancers through security guards with Kalashnikovs to curious tourists; from the old to the young, these are the faces of Cambodia. And they are fascinating.                            

break of light

Waking up at 5am has its benefits. The otherwise crowded-by-day Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia was peacefully tranquil, with the hundreds of people silently awaiting the break of dawn and sharing the moment in quiet awe of the beautiful sight of the light slowly creeping in. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Moral …

southeast asia

Back from the trip around Singapore, Cambodia and Thailand. It was a crazy journey full of contrasting sights, colors, sounds, smells, tastes (damn that spice!) and everything in between that are hard to describe. One thing is for sure – you need to experience this part of the world because words cannot do it justice. …