8 July 2011

Pictures

Just back from Cambodia. As well as delighting in the wondrous remains of the great Khmer civilisation, I could also tell you the tale of how, in Phnom Penh, I was so very nearly fleeced of all my money by a greedy Vietnamese "croupier"/ card swindler in what may have been one hell of a tried and tested set up to sting innocent lone tourists. He didn't get a penny from me or a dollar or a Cambodian riel. But I'll save that story for another time. For now, six photos from the many ruins of Angkor:-

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  1. OOh loved #4!....am glad that you didn't get fleeced!

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  2. Lovely photos, YP. What a relief that you didn't lose your money!

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  3. LIBBY Number 4 was at the famous Angkor Wat temple itself. Although you can't see it the ENTIRE wall to the left is intricately carved - telling tales from ancient Hindu-Buddhist legends.
    JENNY I doubt that they have ever tried to fleece a Yorkshireman before! Like moving a mountain!

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  4. You can't get blood out of a turnip...

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  5. I'm just catching up on my blog reading. Thank you for your thoughtful posts over the last months and the stunning photos to go along with them. I'm glad that you got to travel and teach.

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  6. YP

    seriously, I think you should write a book or at least give a few lectures of this adventure

    sheffield library for a starters

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  7. "While Beverly Hills is heavily populated with celebrities, the visit by the recently married couple has created a major stir. Spago, Wolfgang Puck's restaurant, offered a British menu for the duration, including dishes served during the royal wedding festivities. The Beverly Hills eatery added Yorkshire Pudding to it's menu for the weekend." (CNN)

    OH NO!! YP escaped the robber, but has been kidnapped by cannibals!!!

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  8. The misplaced apostrophe in "it's" was CNN's, not mine. I'm forgetful, but literate.

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