war in the clouds: preah vihear

[click for bigger image] Far from the beaten roads of Siem Reap is an interesting yet less popular archeological UNESCO heritage site in Cambodia. The border disputes, proximity and perpetual military presence made this place hidden away from the tourism radar. Preah Vihear is a place,...

the living ruins (a photo essay)

Knowing locals and immersing in their everyday lives  are the things that we never failed doing whenever we go out on a trip. It's a leaning, enriching and inspiring experience. It makes us feel like toddlers all over again--ignorant and clueless as blank slates. My favorite subject is people,...

of beauty and drowning

There is such a thing as being lost to reality. A reality spun by ancient dream weavers so that what you see is a reflection of what used to be. Angkor's magic is like such, and we were willing to get lost in its web.  Banteay...

the river of 1,000 lingas

Once, Shiva, a very powerful god, grew tired of the cycle of life and death and reincarnations. He decided to give up the pleasures of life and he smeared his body in ash and he didnt eat or drink or indulge in any physical pleasure....

a kiss that never betrays…

The most faithful of all kisses is that of the sun on the rock. The sun's rays would touch upon its face, never leaving it till it sets. And even at that, when the sun lends it's light on the other side of the earth,...

the land of angkor

I am really excited to blog about Angkor Wat. But I don't know where to start. I'm still under anesthesia while I'm writing this, a perfect time to reminisce the moment I first set foot in the land of the Angkor. What I'm feeling right...