Sunday, August 10, 2008

Preah Vihear recalled

A deserted Preah Vihear temple looking towards Gopura V with the mist closing in
In March 2002 I visited Preah Vihear temple for the first time. Hardly a day goes by at the moment without Preah Vihear grabbing the headlines, so I thought it might be an appropriate time to unveil for the first time some of my pictures from that 2002 trip, when in a deja vu moment the border with Thailand was also closed, leaving the temple completely empty. Over the next couple of days I will post pictures and my notes from that memorable trip that I took with my best pal Sokhom on his trusty Daelim moto from Kompong Thom. It was a 500km round-trip and one that I will never forget. Having Preah Vihear all to myself was one of my best-ever Cambodia moments.
Sokhom and his Daelim negotiate a fallen tree on the road to Preah Vihear


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your updatings are always welcome, yet... unless I'm mistaken, you've been recently to Luang Prabang, alias, Muang Luang, the Merry. You and Tim have done a one-night stop there or what?!! Just can't believe you haven't posted anything on that beautiful city as yet! --- ANON-ENTITY

August 11, 2008 10:31 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Never fear I will get there eventually! I have scores of photos to post from my Laos trip and will be spreading them out over the next few weeks. I'm trying to post a few every day but have just started posting some Preah Vihear photos - and there's simply not enough hours in the day! I have a day job as well ...but thanks for your concern and Luang Prabang will feature in due course. We actually stayed 3 nights in 3 gorgeous hotels...but don't tell anyone.

August 11, 2008 2:02 PM  

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