Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Holiday in Cambodia.

We pretty much flew through Cambodia, so we'll have to come back. Siem Rep was our sole destination, home to the famous Angkor temples. Built between the 9th and 13th Centuries and described as "the perfect fusion of creative ambition and spiritual devotion," the temples are fascinating and require a few days to fully experience.

Because we're running out of time, we skipped Phnom Penh and grabbed a flight directly to Hanoi, Vietnam. We therefore missed seeing the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek where countless Cambodians were killed by the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1978. We know this will be sad and confronting, but we feel it is important and will have to pay homage on our next visit to Cambodia.

Arriving in Hanoi last night, we booked an overnight train ride to Sapa, in Vietnam's northern mountains.


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