Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April. As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing some of my travel memories to known and unknown places in the hope to inspire your travel dreams.
A is for…Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
On my 30th birthday I willingly woke up at 4 in the morning to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat. It has proven to be the most magical birthday I have ever had. Just like a high from drugs, I have been constantly trying to recreate that special day with each passing year. My next birthday will be my 10th (leap day baby) and my 40th, so the quest is on to find something as special as Angkor Wat. (Any recommendations?)
The morning started off with bleary eyes pushing our way through the tiny holes left between tripods set up along the shores of the water to get the perfect spot (along with everyone else). After what must have been a hundred photos (digital and film) of the sun slowly rising around us, we then headed off to stalk monks who were strolling the grounds of Angkor Wat. Chasing orange and yellow robes as they float around the ruins, while soaking up the peacefulness that is totally and completely absorbing at this world treasure were ingredients for a perfect day.