You can’t help but feel you need a fedora hat and bull whip as you clamber over the ruins of the Beng Mealea Temple, just 30 minutes outside Siem Reap, Cambodia. Download The Raiders of the lost ark music onto your ipod for full effect.
Laung Prabang, Laos. Friday Morning and the start to the Songkran (Thai New Year celebrations) Locals giving food to the monks.
The most obvious celebration of Songkran is the throwing of water. Thais roam the streets with containers of water or water guns, or post themselves at the side of roads with a garden hose and drench each other and passersby.
I tried to make sure I had a couple of mopeds in front of me so they got the soaking, but that failed. Children can spot Johnny Foreigner a mile a way.
Amazingly beautiful place. About 45 minutes by tuk-tuk or moped, driving through some beautiful countryside en route.