Archive | March, 2015

Galle, in former Ceylon

31 Mar

We started our volonteer-project in Sri Lanka near Galle. Max teaching kid-monks and Pauke in a local orphanage. The kids come along and help out. In the afternoon time off to visit this little fortess-town. A lot of Dutch heritage in town to find.

    

Cambodia, Phnom Penh: Wat Phnom & the monkey incident

31 Mar

 Wat Phnom, the only ‘mountain’ inthe city, with off course a temple on it. 

     And some cheeky monkeys…eating and drinking people’s leftovers. One thought Ties’ leg was a good snack and had a bite…:-( 

Tuktuk and cyclo fun

30 Mar

      

Cambodia, Phnom Penh: Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda

27 Mar

Still the living grouds of the Royal family. The king was not home that day though…no coffee.

   

 And by night…

The king all blinged up in lights and Wat Ounalom. 

 Riverfront boulevard  

Cyclo

27 Mar

I added a cyclo to my list of modes of transportation

Biking Phnom Penh on a cyclo!

 

Great ride, good guide telling us about architecture in the city and taking us into back alleys and talked about the Golden Age of architecture in Cambodia, the 60’s passionately.  

 

  

Also Cambodia

26 Mar

waste always and everywhere

  

Golden age for architecture in Cambodia

26 Mar

the 60 ‘s was the golden age for architecture in Pnhom Penh

We saw great examples due to great guide during our cyclo tour and walking tour we did ourselves

  

Phnom Penh: Killing fields Cambodia

25 Mar

Gruesome, cloth surfaced from a burial pit, was asked not to step on bones. One third of all Cambodian people died in 4 years, famine, murder, warfare ….

All visitors walked silently, horrified

Cambodia, Kep: boattrip to Rabbit island

24 Mar

According to the locals it has this nickname because the shape of this island resembles a rabbit. 

According to our travel guide it’s a  good example what too much local booze can do to your imagination…

Anyway, nice relaxed day on easygoing ‘rabbit Island’. Hammocks, massage, fresh crab. And don’t forget your moto and chicken breast on the way back 🙂

Cambodia: Real hike in Kep national park

23 Mar

Great views, serious hiking, kids you were awesome! 3 and 1/2 hours on difficult terrain, chapeau!

Termites, spiders, dogs and monkeys. But the big promise at the end, The Led Zep Cafe, to chill and fuel up again was closed, boo!