Siem Reap, Cambodia: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Temples on the Angkor Small Circuit Tour

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She Walks the World

I visited Siem Reap and the majestic Angkor temple ruins exactly 10 years ago. I remember braving the hot sun, and visiting temples after temples; and I told myself back then, one visit to Angkor was more than enough to last a lifetime. I guess I was wrong. 10 years on, I am back in Siem Reap and all set to go for another Angkor temple run.

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The Angkor Ruins

Siem Reap is located in northwestern Cambodia and is the gateway to one of the most important religious archaeological sites in the world, the Angkor ruins. The most famous of the temples is the magnificient Angkor Wat — everyone visits Siem Reap just to see it! The temple, along with many other capital remains of the Khmer Empire (which is now extinct), was built from the 9th to the 15th century. They make up the Angkor Archaeological Park

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Peter’s Guide To Reykjavík: Tourist Edition

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Peter's Big Adventure

Reykjavík [Wreck – Yuh – Vick] isn’t just the capital city of Iceland; it’s pretty much the only city in Iceland! On top of that, it’s also home to upward of 1/3rd of Iceland’s population. That statistic alone might make it seem like Reykjavík is a huge city, but the population of Iceland as a whole is barely more than 300,000. So despite Reykjavik’s disproportionate population density, it’s still a tiny city by most standards. More people live in Akron, Ohio than in Reykjavík.

So Reykjavík is small, but it’s reputation is much bigger, and it’s growing quickly. Before World War II, Iceland was one of the poorest countries in Europe, and Reykjavík was cold, smoggy, and lonely. However, now that the world has entered into “The Long Peace,” Iceland’s economy has been on the rise, and Reykjavík has begun to come into its own. Today it’s…

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My Malaysia: Sungai Lembing’s Rainbow Waterfall

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Malaysia is blessed with abundant rainforests all throughout the country, and with it comes gorgeous waterfalls. On my recent visit to the old mining town of Sungai Lembing on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia; I decided to join a local tour that promised to bring me to one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the country. The unique feature of this waterfall is that from 9-10am every morning, the sun hits the falling water at the base of the falls and creates a beautiful rainbow. People come from all over the country to make the one and a half-hour journey to get to the falls, just to see this beauty of nature.

It is called the Rainbow Waterfall.

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From the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, the journey to Kuantan, the capital city of the Pahang state, takes about 3 hours along the East Coast Highway

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