After 3 1/2 months away and 7 countries visited we are safely back in sunny London. We compressed our trip in this video. Very grateful to have such good fortune, health and weather along the way. Big thank you to all family and friends who followed us along the journey, those who hosted us (The Rutters, The Allans), friends that joined us and to those who led the way before us, inspired us to make this dream come true. This would not have been possible without the tips and tricks of Almost Fearless, Never Ending Voyage, Till The Money Runs Out, With 2 Kids In Tow, It’s Backpacking We Go.
Many of the temples around Angkor have not been fully restored and often have trees growing out of them at bewildering angles. Nature and man-made structures are competing to see who will stand the longest. So far it’s been 800 years and I think the trees are winning…
If you have seen Tomb Raider some of it was filmed in Ta Prohm, one of these “jungle temples”. It was the perfect adventure playground for Dylan too. Torch in hand, he ran and climbed rocks and trees exploring the dark halls and narrow passageways.
After Ta Prohm we continued to the Angkor Thom complex and visited Bayon, the main temple here. The South gate entrance was stunning and the temple is full of detail.
We hired a tuk tuk to get around for the day and soon discovered that this is the only vehicle Jonas doesn’t constantly ball in. We might have to get one in England
We nipped over to New Zealand to visit family. It’s supposed to be autumn already but it’s perfect summer weather these days. Today we went to the Wynyard quarter which had great views of the city’s skyline, restaurants and a modern park for the kids. It’s past history is very interesting too. More about the place here