Saturday, October 24, 2009

Kick off

Two obliging monks at Phimai
It's early Saturday morning and I'm off to work soon. I returned home yesterday afternoon feeling a bit snookered and after doing the chores, I had an early night after enjoying my usual Indian takeaway from the Mount Everest restaurant (on Sihanouk Boulevard if you have never been) - those guys know how to make a gorgeous welcome home meal. I'll kick off the Thailand photos from my Khmer temple-hopping adventures soon but there's nearly 1,000 pics so it'll take me a while to sort the wheat from the chaff. In the meantime, he's two obliging monks at Phimai, it was our first stop on our temple tour and where you get the first inkling that the Thais have really made an effort to beautify the temple sites, and have succeeded extremely well. There's an argument that the temples are more realistic if left in a more natural state but the Thais obviously don't agree and put a lot of time and effort into the upkeep of the trees and greenery around the temples, to complement the stonework.

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