Cambodia: incredible Angkor Wat

Wow. Just wow!

I left Koh Tao because I had some trouble with my ears and couldnt dive for a few days.. Got back to Bangkok and then by Bus to the border to Cambodia, crossed it by foot (what a chaos) and by taxi to Siem Reap – Angkor Wat.
Cambodia is really nice so far. Well, everybody wants money from you and/or tries to scam you, even the smallest kids, but you get used to it.


Angkor Wat is probably with Machu Picchu the greatest man-made thing I’ve ever seen. It is just incredible.


I already spent two days there, including a sunset and a sunrise today – and took already about 400 pics.. I picked just a few to show you here..


It is really hot. I mean really. And soo humid. During the day you are sweating every single minute. But it is worth the effort. I also gave up my plan to get a bike and cycle around. Instead I have my own TukTuk driver who drives me everywhere I want the whole day. And only for 15$ a day. Cambodia is not really cheap. It is so poor, but so expensive. While everything at the temples usually costs one dollar (postcards, statues, flutes and other crap), food and water, transportation and accommodation is really expensive (Dont forget the 60$ seven-day-entrance fee for Angkor Wat).




I’ll spend the next few days walking around this area for sure! It is the biggest religious monument/area on the world. Every few meters, you basically stumble over a new temple – and other tourists. Man it is fu**** crowded here.


So, I’ll get a beer, you’ll get some pics. Have a look and tell me you are jealous :)




  1. Anonymous wrote on July 15, 2008 at 21:38 #

    Looks great Micheal. I *am* jealous ;-) I like the first “tree” photo: Nice perspective. I remember the old women monk in the second: How could one ever forget that face?



  2. Anonymous wrote on July 26, 2008 at 07:16 #

    Hi Michael,
    uuuuuhi … greetings from deggendorf … and as you know: the bavarian sky is one of the best in the world!


  3. sebi wrote on July 26, 2008 at 07:18 #

    hi michael,

    uuuuuhi … looks kinda fantastic … greeting from deggendorf.