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Day 1: Holiday in Cambodia

The sunset on our first full day in Siem Reap, Cambodia from near Phnom Bakheng. The temple, built in the 9th century, only accommodates 300 people at a time at the top. We joined the rest of the late-comers snapping sunset shots through the trees.


Riding into the city center in the back of a remork. Known as tuk-tuks in most of Southeast Asia, the Cambodian version is a cart pulled by a small motorbike or scooter.

Riding into the city center in the back of a remork. Known as tuk-tuks in most of Southeast Asia, the Cambodian version is a cart pulled by a small motorbike or scooter.


Psar Chaa, or the Old Market, is the heart of Siem Reap's city center. Dating to the 1920s, it's one-stop shopping for all your souvenir, spices and snacking needs.

Psar Chaa, or the Old Market, is the heart of Siem Reap’s city center. Dating to the 1920s, it’s one-stop shopping for all your souvenir, spices and snacking needs.


Pub Street is likely filling up with boozed-up tourists as I write this. The city's party hub will be ringing in the New Year in a few short hours.

Pub Street is likely filling up with boozed-up tourists as I write this. The city’s party hub will be ringing in the New Year in a few short hours.


This puppy could care less about the hustle bustle around him, content with chewing away on the stem of a branchful of coconuts.

This puppy could care less about the hustle bustle around him, content with chewing away on the stem of a branchful of coconuts.


A little girl feeds rice to her new puppy at Healing Hands Massage, a center where people from Cambodia's blind community learn the art of shiatsu massage. The center aims to give people opportunities to earn an independent living both as masseuses and as small business owners.

A little girl feeds rice to her new puppy at Seeing Hands Massage, a center where people from Cambodia’s blind community learn the art of shiatsu massage. The center aims to give people opportunities to earn an independent living both as masseuses and as small business owners.


A colorful building in Siem Reap's city center was intent on keeping outsiders on the outside, yet it's barbed wire couldn't help taking the shape of a heart.

A colorful building in Siem Reap’s city center was intent on keeping outsiders on the outside, yet it’s barbed wire couldn’t help taking the shape of a heart.


More Photo of the Day posts from our December 2015-January 2016 trip to Siem Reap, Cambodia

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