From some readings and word-of-mouth, I kinda had an idea that Angkor covers quite a large area. After all, it wouldn’t be called the world’s largest archaeological monument for nothing, right? But it was still overwhelming when you’re there and realize the scale of it.
(And hello from Palawan! By the time this is posted, I am likely to be in the middle of the sun, sea and sky in beautiful El Nido!)
It’s not everyday that you get to “own” a temple. And an ancient one, at that. Often I escape to my world of make-believe, and this time, I kept telling myself that, yes, Bayon is my temple, since we share the same name, only mine is hyphenated. But that’s ok, because I also conveniently led myself to believe that the Khmer don’t really use hyphens much, so it doesn’t matter. It. Is. Mine. #DreamOn #feelinglang
I’ve long since stopped trying to figure out this universal “need” to witness sunrises almost everywhere we go, considering we’re talking about THE SAME, ONE SUN merely going through its motions. I’ll settle for “Because it’s just so darn beautiful” as an answer, and be perfectly happy with it.
As much as we want to catch each and every rising and setting of the sun, there are some sunsets that will prove elusive to us. And so we have to make do with what we get, and enjoy every moment of it. Read more