hellloooooo everyone apologies for the laziness/busyness once again! I put up the angkor wat photos ages ago but suffice to say that the three days we spent there were amazing and filled with wonder mainly about how the hell they built all the temples- there are just so many in such a relatively small space! so many highlights, Bantaey Srei, which had the most stunningly ornate stone carving ever produced and in minature form, The beast itself Angkor Wat of which i took hundreds of of photographs, none of which will ever come close to doing this magnificent Angkor temple justice (also the steps were so steep and terrifying i think i was more concerned with staying alive than taking a quality photo!) Kbal Spean which was a steep hike upto intricate hidden carvings in the waterbed, what a cool idea!! Ta Prohm, the temple made more famous by tomb raider was wonderful, giant powerful trees twiasting and forcing themselves into and over the temple, giving it an eerie and exciting feel when you try to ignore the coachload of tourists decending en masse to ruin the photograph youve stood there for ten minutes waiting to get!!! and my favourite, the bayon, purely because it consists of many many big fat giant FACES, most of which resembled dads perfectly spherical head!!! so in all ankhor wat was amazing, breathtaking wonderous and serene, a real once in a lifetime experience!!!
We spent a few more days soaking in the atmosphere of lovely siem reap before embarking on our second teaching experience at the loely one shack J Shool - J is a great cambodian guy who from the pure goodness of his own heart decided to use his late fathers house to start a free small school with several classes a day (more about teaching in the next blog, we still hae a month more of teaching!) and also started in the mornings working for a charity called Trailblazers, which builds amazingly simple waterfilters for only $40 dollars (if anyone would like to buy one for a village family please email me ) that filter dirty, highly polluted well or river water into good clean drinkable water. we are doing purely manual labour which is hard work but really enjoyable and rewarding (also more about this later in the next blog, we are working for Trailblazers for the next month as well!!) im updating this blog in a few sections and photo sections so ill end here and move onto the next location!!