Weekly Photo Challenge: A Grand Moment

For today’s post I’m going to try for a two-in-one: 1) Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand and 2) Travel Moments with Selena over at Oh the place we will go! I’m super excited about Selena’s Travel Moments series! I have been lucky enough to experience a handful of those special moments – that brief juncture in time where the world stands still and you connect with your surroundings.

This month’s travel moment also happens to fit neatly in with this week’s photo challenge of grand. In other words…a grand moment (smile)!



We chose Cambodia on a bit of whim – primarily because I was determined to see the Angkor Wat complex near Siem Reap. It was a wonderful trip and I fell in love with the country. We had a great tour guide who knew just how to make the most of the time we had and introduced us to some wonderful sights and wonderful people (read about Phary here). In this particular instance, we had been touring temples all day. It was hot and humid; we’d been climbing over and around all day; we were tired! Then we arrived at this wonderful temple. Something about it just reached inside me and I was happy. We met these lovely Buddhist nuns who blessed us and our journey. Then we met some very nice Australian guys who ended up making the night more of a party than we’d anticipated (smile). It was almost like this was a special place for us, and I’m very happy to have the memory of that feeling and some beautiful photos!


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25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: A Grand Moment

  1. I love every post about Angkor with the plus and minus, but the complex, especially Angkor Wat, is like home to me. sounds a bit strange, but I always go there to recharge πŸ™‚
    Have you been to Banteay Srei, the pink lady temple, around 20kms north of Angkor? It’s beautiful as well..


    • Yes, we visited there as well. So beautiful – and peaceful! I can definitely understand these areas being great for re-charging. Even with tourists everywhere, I could still feel the quiet. πŸ™‚ I’m hoping to get back sometime in the near future (if that ever cooperates) to do more exploring!

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    • Wow, thank you so much! I think that’s one of the best compliments I could possibly receive πŸ™‚ One of my main goals in taking photos is to somehow translate that moment/memory to others. I’m so glad you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!


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    • Thanks so much! I would definitely recommend it – and I would love to see those photos! I do recommend sooner than later if possible though, before the tourism detracts too much from the experience. I’ve been back since this trip and it’s certainly starting to change.


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