Siem Reap, Cambodia 2009

Pia had a speaking engagement in Siem Reap, Cambodia for UNDP.  I was very happy to go with her.  I had never been to Cambodia before.  Siem Reap is very historic and quaint, blending old world architecture with modern cafes, restos and luxury hotels.  It is a gem, and I am keen to visit it again.

I have always wanted to see Angkor Wat.  I am so grateful that I finally had the chance to do so.  I volunteered my services to Pia so to speak!  My dad always told me that it is important for me to see it.  He was right.  It took my breath away.  It always amazes me how beautifully intricate traditional Asian Architecture is.  And in these temples this fact is magnified a thousand times. 

Loven Ramos took Pia and I to other temples to, which were equally impressive.  I love how in the Bayon, Mother Nature took over and just became an integral part of the structure.  Loven is the best guide ever, he explained so many things to us along the way.  He even pointed out to us where the exact Center Of The Universe is according to the Khmers–it was a small plain square tile.  You will see me in a lotus position on this very tile, I was trying very hard to summon all the Divinity that could be showered upon me, hehe.  I sure hope it worked!!!

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