|Welcome to Exotic Forays excursion to Siem Reap, Kampuja (Kampuchea), formerly
known as Siem Riep, Cambodia. Home of the ancient temples of Angkor Wat,
Angkor Bayon, Angkor Thom and many others.
These images are compiled from our road trip from Aranyapraphet/Pophet at the Thai
Cambodian border to the modern city of Siem Riep, wherein lies the ancient
temples of Shiva and Lord Buddha. The temples at the Gates of Dawn.
They are nothing less then awesome and once you have viewed their majesty
and archaic splendor as I have, then you too will never feel the same
again. Just to stand in their presence is an honor and an achievement
which all should undertake at least once in their lifetime. The site reports that the original
three pages of this segment of the site have been repaired and reduced to one long page.
The pages were lost in August of 2007 when the site went down.
So let the Journey began.
So sally forth and enjoy.
John W. Allen
|Welcome back to Cambodia. After the tour was over I went
back to Bangkok for a day and then headed back down south to Koh Samui for
a second hunt for mushrooms. I was lucky but it was getting drier on the
island. After another five days of slim pickings, I decided to head back again to Cambodia
for a fourth visit to hunt for shrooms. By the time I had arrived they
had already come up and I found the last of the primary seasons final flush of the shrooms. Below
are those images, including the Cambodia children and Monk who helped
me collect specimens for spore making.