Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Day 5 - 2nd June - On Our Way Home!

Siem Reap / Singapore

Checking out

Lotus Silk Factory and Farm

Taking a slow walk past several identical huts on stilts before reaching the lotus silk factory 

Vanni explaining to us the process of removing the thin threads from the lotus plant used for producing the silk

Harvesting and cleaning up the lotus stalks ready to be cut.

These workers were interviewed and employed based on their household income. Priority is given to households with little or no financial income.

Making our way to the lotus field

Lotus seeds... yummy!

Our final lunch in Cambodia

Angkor National Museum... no pictures allowed inside! But we got the permission to take a group photo at the reception area before entering.

As usual, engaging in our favourite pastime, singing in the bus and posing for selfie photos!

A surprise treat! Stopover for an ice-cream treat and last minute shopping!

Going home to meet our loved ones!

A final check before we move off to claim our luggage.

Saying our goodbyes to our beloved tour manager, Anita, who has been a wonderful guide to us throughout this trip!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Day 4 - 1st June

(Siem Reap)

Angkor Wat

Our tour guide explaining to us the history of Angkor Wat.

Outdoor Sketching

Entering the Angkor Wat complex - getting our passes

An overview of the Angkor Temples and the temples we visited

Angkor Thom

Bayon Temples

Ta Prohm

Evidence of restoration of the temples around us 

Vanni our guide showing us the size of the tree by taking shelter inside it   

Close up shots of the artifects 

Taking a break and drinking up

Ox Cart Ride

Visit to Old Market

Buffet Dinner/Apsara Dance performance