Siem Reap in the house

In Cambodia there are many big and unique temples. Some are dedicated to individual Hindu gods. For example, Preah Khan is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, the protector. Preah Khan was made in the first half of the 12th century. Preah Khan was made by King Jayavarman Vll. There were thousands of carvings on the temples.

I said that Cambodia had big temples, but Cambodia also has gigantic temples too. One example is Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat has outer walls and moats, not unlike some other temples near Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angkor Wat is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, the destroyer of evil. The wall carvings of some temples tell the story of everyday chores and activities and battle scenes.

The food here is awesome. The noodles here are the bomb! But people sell street food, too, and not just restaurant foods. Some street food that we ate was fried grasshopper, cricket, beetles, silkworms, frogs, and tarantulas. They were all pretty good. The frogs tasted like chicken and were, by far, my favorite.

The Old Market is a must-see. There is basically everything ever there, from headphones to oranges and tablecloths to paintings. The things there are cheap, too.

This Christmas, I didn't feel like it was really Christmas. I didn't wake up at 4:00 to look at the tree, nor did I see my extended family this year. It didn't even feel cold. It was humid and hot, but I wasn't sad. In fact I really didn't feel like it was Christmas... just another day on the trip.

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