Angkor Temples – the Great Explorer in Siem Reap, Cambodia

May 31, 2009

“See Angkor Wat and Die”, the speech of Arnold Throby, English’s historian and archeologist, describe how great and grandiose is the Angkor Wat.  There are so many words and phrases that people say about the Angkor Wat. And those could inspire lots of travelers and tourists making their journey to the one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.  

Recently I did travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia again after my first trip to the town in last few month ago.  I did not have a chance to visit the Angkor Temples at that time. I then expected that I could have a chance to see the temples during my second visit. Lucky, this time I stayed at a hotel which is not too far from the Angkor Temples. Thus, my friends and I managed ourselves to explore the magnificent archaeological monuments in very early morning and some days in late afternoon.

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Angkor literally means “city”, the Khmer kings built their successive capitals and ruled over the greatest empire Southeast Asia has ever known.  For more than 600 years, from the early 9th century to when it was finally abandoned in 1431 in the face of Thai onslaughts, Angkor was the heart of a rich and sophisticated civilization.

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I will be posting more on the Angkor Temples. Please stay tuned and I hope you will enjoy the great explorer here.

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Crumpler bag in comparison – “5 Million Dollar Home” vs “6 Million Dollar Home”

May 9, 2009

I did a couple reviews of my Five and Six Million Dollar Home Bags. Here are my two previous postings of them, 5MDH and 6MDH. Consequently, I got a few questions asked about the size different of these two bags and also their own capacity to contain photo gears. As you see the two bags are in same family, Million Dollar Home, thus the design of the bag is exactly the same. What differentiate these two bags are their dimensions and numbers of configurable padded dividers. The 5MDH comes with 2 padded dividers while the 6MDH does have 6 dividers.

Here are photos compared size by size of these two bags.

Front size - 5MDH vs 6MDH

Front - 5MDH vs 6MDH

Side - 5MDH vs 6MDH

Side - 5MDH vs 6MDH

Like brother and sister

Like brother and sister

In addition, I also have a few photos to show you what photo gears the 5MDH can hold.

5MDH holds all these gears

5MDH can hold all these gears

Size shape when the gears loaded

Size shape when the gears loaded