Sunday, May 18, 2008

On My Own in Vietnam and Cambodia...

Lucia and Jen returned to Canada a week before I made my return, and so I spent my last day alone in Vietnam exploring Tam Coc, otherwise known as inland Halong Bay. My last evening in Vietnam was spent treating myself to what is said to be the best French restaurant in Vietnam. Located in the posh Sofitel Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, the restaurant is coincidentally named "Le Beaulieu"! From Vietnam I flew to Siem Reap, Cambodia to explore the various temples a la Tomb Raider. My week in Cambodia flew by and soon I found myself back in foggy and snowy St. John's ready to start a new semester on May 12th.

Here are a few videos of me cycling and paddling through the amazing scenery of Tam Coc...

Passing through one of several caves in Tam Coc.

Chillin' in Cambodia...

The entrance to Angkor Thom.

Several hundred years old, this delicate sandstone carving of an Apsara dancer is one of several hundred that cover the walls of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat and the reflection pool.

The root of a tree snaking around Ta Phrom.

Running aground on one of the very shallow rivers leading to Tonle Sap Lake.

A floating pig on Tonle Sap Lake.

Taking a dip near Tonle Sap Lake.

Khmer Kitchen Restaurant: one of the many great local Khmer restaurants in Siem Reap.


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