Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Here are some photos from Thailand starting in Bangkok, then Koh Chang, and ending with the bus ride to Cambodia. I might write something soon. Sort of having a dry spell, sorry.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ankor Wat / Ankor Thom

One of the main misconceptions about Ankor Wat is that it is the name for all of the temples in Siem Reap. The truth is that there are number of different complexes surrounding Siem Reap, Ankor Wat just happens to be the famous. No more than a kilometer from Ankor Wat is Ankor Thom (I shit you not), home to equally stunning if not a cooler assortment of temples. Here are some of the better photos I took while wandering around. I'll be adding more in the near future.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Things on Motorbikes #2

Normal midday traffic in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.

Boro and Pram


Facts about Borobudur:

-Borobudur is in Magalang, Central Java, roughly half way between my city, Semarang, and Yoygakarta.

-UNESCO World heritage site

-It’s a Mahayana Buddhist Temple built in the 9th Century.

-It has 2672 relief panels, 504 Buddha statues, 72 of which sit inside of stupa (kind of like a pagoda).

--Little is known about its purpose.

-Its frickin’ huge.

Verdict: Rad. The stupas at the top get a lot of the photo press, but the best part, in my opinion, are the reliefs on the lower level walls.

Advice: Get there before the droves of Indo tourists groups show up; they’re led around by guys with megaphones, and they will want their picture taken with a buleh.


-Located on the Outskirts of Yoygakarta

-Largest Hindu temple in Indonesia

- Believed to be built in the 9th Century

- Also a UNESCO World Heritage site

-You can take the Trans Yoyga city bus to get there!

-Veridict: Under a lot of construction, but worth seeing and easy to get to.

-Advice: Try to go around sunset, it was empty and absolutely gorgeous.

Note: For 50,000 rupiah (5 bucks) the guard will let you behind the gate that surrounds the main temple. (sub-note: I did not do this. I don't encourage any form of bribery in Indo unless it is absolutely necessary.)