Siem Reap is well known for its many Hindu temples, one of which is the famed Angkor Wat monument. However, my visit had been everything but the temples themselves. This short 3 days trip saw me exploring the country side, its people, their villages and way of life.
It had been an insightful and eye-opening experience of Cambodia minus all the hype surrounding the temples.
Vietnam hasn't been the most memorable place for me. My previous visit to Ho Chi Minh city back in 2012 was marred by an unpleasant experience of a fortunately foiled snatch theft on wheels.
Almost 4 years on and wiser, I am now more careful photographing on the streets without a dangling camera strap! Being the second time in Vietnam, this time much further up north, I was actually expecting colder weather. However, the entire 4-days trip was unusually blazing hot!
After an eventful day trip out to the country side yesterday, the adventure continues for a second day; this time down to Kuala Lumpur city. My friend and I were taking advantage of the festive season's much welcome void and "peaceful lull", resulting from the exodus of people who left to celebrate Raya back home with their families.
We arrived at about 7.30 am and easily found a parking nearby at Madras Lane. Ironically as a Malaysian myself, this is my first time walking the city streets of Kuala Lumpur with an intention to photograph any subject matter!
Much have been mentioned about the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches of Krabi, but few would be aware of the fact that, Krabi is actually just a quiet small town located far from all the action.
On my second last day, I hopped onto the bus and made the hour-long trip down to Krabi town which was located far away from all the tourists buzz.
Exploring Ho Chi Minh city's residential streets and their quaint back alleys had been a laid-back, unique and adventurous experience. I wandered through a maze of narrow paths, driven along by the sound of chatter, a dog's barking, blaring TV, lounging tourists at B&Bs or the occasional laughter and cry of children.
Eventually, the path broke out into an open busy street, filled with bars, shops and restaurants. I picked a spot outside a bar and leaned on a street lamp, while observing the activities around me.