After three days of cultural trip to the lost city of Angkor, off we went to the bustling and overheating megapolis in Bangkok. As expected the traffic snakes endlessly through the streets but thanks too the BTS skytrain and the MRT, they seem to ease the burden of travel. Shopping is predominantly be on the mind of every Filipino who goes there for its cheap but quality clothes and my wife is no exception.
After a trip to Ayutthaya's temples which seems to pale in comparison to the grandeur that is Angkor, we headed of to Platinum Fashion Mall in Pratunam for some wholesale shopping. Not that I didn't want it as we guys prefer to be on a coffee shop, shopping is extremely boring for us. So after two cups of frosted coffee and several hours later, I was relieved to end the day with unusually lesser bags to hold.
Another good area to shop is Suan Lum Night Bazaar. Just don't go to their malls. Its exactly the same as ours. Try the thai massage after a day of vein bursting walks through the heat of Bangkok which happens to be just arounf every corner or the Thai food which is extremely (believe me) chilly for most of us. Overall the trip was well worth it, thanks to the courteous and ever attentive staff of Shangrila where we stayed and was on a promo.LOL
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I recently tried treating the photos i take with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for its beautiful results as it can capture a wide spectrum of colors and shadows. The purist never like photos like this. I am too not a big fan of too saturated colors so i try to turn it down a bit to my taste. For the first experiment, I tried shooting sunrises in a nearby town. A couple of hours later, some coffee and three editing softwares. I came up with these . Not bad. Not bad at all. HDR anyone?
Monday, April 6, 2009
Finally me and my wife got the chance to visit the Thailand and Cambodia. Thailand particularly Bangkok was for my wife with those vein bursting walks shopping for those inexpensive but quality dresses. The Kingdom of Cambodia was for both of us to visit another travel wonder of the world. the Angkor complex in Siem Reap.
At 700 square kilometers the Angkor complex is one of the biggest ancient cities and one that of awe, grace and beauty. Everything in Angkor was truly magical, spell binding like walking back into a lost civilization. The crown of its jewel is Angkor Wat, the largest spiritual building in the world. It is so massive that the walls from corner to corner if 3.6kms long, and its moat surrounding the structure can fit two football stadium. Amazing as it is, whats truly spectacular about the place is how it has been made, each stone intricately carved like any other in this world.
We shall go back again to this place. A truly spectacular monument to the Ancient Gods.