RPTE 41: Wowzas!

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 16: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Boy. It's been more than a month, and I haven't finished posting pictures of my Thailand/Cambodia trip. I'm on day 16 and there were a total of 19 days! On this particular day in Camodia, our tuk-tuk drivers took us to two interesting spots they chose for us. The first was a waterfall and some underwater ruins. The second was another temple, but pretty different from the ones we had been seeing.

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One of the best parts of this day was the relaxing and scenic drive.

This one of my favorite pictures. I had to hang off the side of the tuk-tuk to this picture...

Here's the waterfall.

Here's more of that beautiful drive.

Here's the temple we went to. Gorgeous.

A young girl trying to sell us scarves

Here are some cute children trying to make a living.

Look how red the sun is! I didn't process this one.

I got these shots by the night time market.

To see other pictures from other photographers on this trip check these out..... Bobby Earle // Richelle Dante // Erika Lindroth Amy Martin // Katie Lewis

RPTE 39: Dr. Jones!

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 14: Cambodia

We ended this day in Cambodia with a visit to the temple used in "Tom Raider" and "Indian Jones".  The approach to this temple was nothing but amazing.  It was right before the sun was about to set, so the lighting was magical.  I walked through the temple, appreciating every nook and cranny... trees growing everywhere.  I loved this temple.

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Love backlight and lens flare

The tomb raider and indiana jones temple!

I absolutely trees.  This temple was an amazing experience because the trees were growing with the ruins.

I love this picture.

This root was huge!

Tree + ruins = architecture I love

The trees in Cambodia are gorgeous

There were ornate carvings everywhere.

Nick and Andrea were matching.  Cute.

To see other pictures from other photographers on this trip check these out..... Bobby Earle // Richelle Dante // Erika Lindroth Amy Martin // Katie Lewis

RPTE 37: Temple Frenzy.

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 14: Cambodia

This particular day was our first full day of temples in Cambodia! It was glorious.

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I love the contrast between this leaf that was once alive and the ruins of this temple that was once alive with ancient culture.

Erin found this bug, and I think it's magical. If only my picture of Erin's hand next to the bug was in focus, you'd see how big this bug was.

I'm all about contrast. The contrast of shiny hats with the dark ruggedness of the ruins speaks to me.

peekaboo!

The architect in me loves the details in buildings.

These sculptures were amazing!

An intricate carving on the wall.

He's smiling with his eyes!

I love how the sash pops!

I love architecture

Wee little baby monkey that we came across on our ride home.

This monkey was a bit gimpy, but very friendly as you can see two people are petting it.

To see other pictures from other photographers on this trip check these out..... Bobby Earle // Richelle Dante // Erika Lindroth Amy Martin // Katie Lewis

RPTE 36: Sunset, anyone?

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 13: Cambodia

On our very first night in Cambodia, we headed out to Angkor for a brief hike to enjoy the sunset from one of the temples.  There were lots of tourists.  The sunsets were spectacular.  All the sunset pictures in this post weren't post-processed, so these are straight out of the camera.  The sunset was just that amazing.  (The last three pictures were processed though!)

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This one Chinese lady kept crowding me and getting in my pictures, so I thought hey... she's more interesting than all these generic sunset pictures I've been taking!  So this is my picture of her taking her 100th sunset picture...  :)

How awesome would this be!  Hot air balloon ride at sunset.  Riding in a balloon is on my bucket list.

This picture can't even come close to how amazing the actual sunset was.  Everything's better when you're in a foreign country.

Red at night, sailor's delight!

I love this picture.  The colors are amazing.

Here's Bobby doing his thing and setting up for a group picture.

Me + sunset on Amy's sunglasses

Amy enjoying the ride home in the tuk-tuk

My green helmet buddy (Mr. Kun) taking us home!

To see other pictures from other photographers on this trip check these out..... Bobby Earle // Richelle Dante // Erika Lindroth Amy Martin // Katie Lewis

RPTE 10: Royal Temple

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 4: Bangkok

Royal Temple, or so that's what we think it is. Descriptions of buildings were no where in sight and oddly enough, my travel book did not provide information about the King's Royal Residence or the different buildings/areas on the grounds. We suspect all the monarchy was buried in this area.

I read somewhere that these buddhist monks cannot touch woman or receive anything directly from a woman, so this particular set up (which makes the monk look like he thinks the girls have cooties, in my opinion) incidentally makes me giggle and smile.

Within the largest temple (in this compound area) was a brilliantly lit courtyard. I spent a good amount of time snapping pictures. It was beautiful. Sometimes it creeps me out that I'm in a cultist worship ground, where I can only imagine evil spirits may visit. Thank goodness for my Holy Spirit who protects me.