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Yoga At The Temple Steps

Cambodia is one of those countries that makes me week in the knees. Despite their torrid, unspeakable past the people are inspiring examples of resilience, determination and hope. Examples are everywhere- from the bustling night markets to the smiling children wading in the river bed; the saffron robbed monks receiving alms to the magnificent symbol of endurance, Angkor Wat- it is a country that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime as lessons & inspiration abounds.

I'll admit, pulling off practicing yoga at the steps of one of the outer lying Angkor Wat temples was indeed a challenge. Despite making a donation and obtaining permission from the Buddhist monks who run the pagoda at the Wat, our practice was still cut 30 minutes short by local guards who were determined to abide by their own rules, rules that no amount of negotiating would break. But for 1 magical hour we were alone with our breath, surrounded by ancient stones and endless history. It was an hour that will stay with my for a lifetime...

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Hi, I am in Siem Reap right now and the magic of the temples has kept me here for 2 solid weeks - I have not made plans to leave yet and extended my visa for another month. I have taken my yoga matt every day to Angkor Wat and the most fun was being in Ta Prohm temple at sunrise - that is the temple with the trees going out of the stones. It was featured in the movie Tomb Raiders. I was the only one there as most people go to Angkor Wat for sunrise. Had to ride my bike in the dark to get there with a head lamp on solo and it was worth it! The temples are stunning I've been three times and each time makes me want to go back. Make sure you give yourself at least a week to see these exquisite temples - they are astonishing and something you will never forget. BTW my next issue of Vagabond (my online magazine is on Captivating Cambodia - check it out in the iTunes store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vagabond-photography-travel/id567692642?mt=8

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Yoga At The Temple Steps

Phnom Bakheng
Angkor, Cambodia
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