Lijiang Old Town, China

Spices being sold at the market
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From Guilin, we left around 10 am and had a 23-hour train ride (which we originally thought was going to be nine hours) and stopped off for a few hours of sleep in Kunming, arriving at the train station at 9am (and after waiting in the taxi line, finally got …

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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Sunset at Angkor Wat, followed by sunrise at 5am the next morning and a full day of exploring the temples! Angkor Wat is definitely one of the most impressive complexes of ancient ruins I’ve ever seen. A bit about Angkor (summarized from Wikipedia): Angkor Wat is the largest Hindu temple complex and …

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One day in Bangkok

Wat Po
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Wat Tam Wua Forest Monastery

Meditation pond at sunrise
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February 15: The first day that Tom and I set out on our motorbike adventure, we accidentally encountered a forest monastery called Wat Tam Wua, set back from the road about 2 km, thinking we had turned off to see a temple. When we arrived at Tam Wua, we turned …

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