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Angor Wat at sunrise.

This will be pretty short since internet access here is painfully slow, but I managed to load a number of pictures...we now have 10 people on the trip and an 11th will join us for the first final few days of the trip after is internship in Singapore.

We are now in Cambodia which has a pretty quickly developing tourism industry since their civil war ended around 1998.  The country is pretty cheap and while I expect that this is one of the more expensive cities in the country, most sit down meals are around $5.  They have two seasons here (rainy and dry) and this is currently the rainy season which means there is normally an afternoon shower.  This can cool us down incredibly from the intense humidity and sun that bears down on us.

We are spending about three days and three nights here in Siem Reap which is probably the most visited city in the country.

Angor Wat at sunrise.
  It is the home to the Angor Wat temple complexes that also appear on the country's flag and which i consider to be one of the seven wonders of the world.  It was built in the 12th century as a Hindu temple, but was later switched to a Buddhist temple.   The region around there are also filled with hunderds of other temples and we visited around 10.

We have been spending our free time getting massages for $6 an hour and getting to know one another.  The group gets along well and I am learning a lot from the four second year students.  It will be nicer returning to Ann Arbor atleast knowing some people in the city. 

mharrison says:
$6 massages??? You can't beat that. Hope these massages are different than your bath house experience.
Posted on: Aug 13, 2007
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Angor Wat at sunrise.
Angor Wat at sunrise.
Angor Wat at sunrise.
Angor Wat at sunrise.
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