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Angkor Wat: facts, figures, and tips

Millions of tourists visit Angkor Wat each year. In fact, in 2014 UNESCO expected the site to attract four million visitors. Hence I didn’t imagine to have some lonely minutes in the temple area when I went there in March 2015. Yet I had.

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A glimpse of Cambodia

As I already mentioned in one of my earlier posts I recently visited Cambodia. Here’s a glimpse of what it’s like to travel by bus from Siem Reap to the capital Phnom Penh. The trip took approximately eight hours; but don’t worry, you get to watch the short version:

The power of passports

As a citizen of the United States of America you are welcome in 147 countries of the world; as a citizen of India you are not. In fact, with an indian passport you have access to only 59 countries.

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Amalgamation of cultures

This photo marks the start of my four weeks journey through Cambodia and Vietnam in March 2015. I traveled from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, went by boat on the Mekong River, visited Ho-Chi-Minh-City, headed north along the coastline, did some trekking in the highlands of Dalat and Sapa, saw the rocks of the well known Ha Long Bay, and finally arrived in Hanoi.

New York and its rickshaws – or how 10 minutes can cost you 700 dollars.

I think we all remember one or the other movie scene in which a couple drives in a carriage through Central Park, New York. Everything is so romantic, flowers are everywhere or at least somewhere on the screen, sugary classical music must not be missed – well, you can imagine what I have in mind. Now guess what: there’s a chance of about 0,1 per cent that this will ever happen to you in real life.

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