“Siem Reap, Cambodia is one of my most favorite destinations. The history (both ancient and modern) of the country is absolutely fascinating. I am a veteran of the awe inspiring and massive Angkor Wat temple complexes...many times over, because it never gets boring.
There is always something new to explore in Siem Reap. This visit we decided we should wander far off the beaten track and go to a smaller, more obscure temple that is not well known.
I was amazed how few people were there, it was like we had the temple all to ourselves. This rare dose of quietude really allowed us to feel the heart and soul of the ethos behind the carvings.
I bought this fabric in the Siem Reap semi-outdoor fabric market which is like walking into a time machine where ladies sew on 1950's Singer push sewing machines and almost all transactions are analog.
This fabric very faithfully represents a common carving motif we saw in the temple complex.” - Aaron John
Wat a Phnom-enal fabric find!
Here’s to enjoying some peace and quiet today & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
Photos by Traveler Aaron John
The little things in life matter. Whether it’s a blue-tiful view that raises your spirits, a greece of history that helps you reflect on the past, or a spot where you can be refreshed and feel good about yourself, the little things in life can certainly make a big impact.
As the amount of time left in 2021 quickly dwindles, we’re looking forward to the amount of time left in 2022.
With 365 days coming in 2022, how many things will you cross off of your bucket list?
Travelers Aaron and Lucy have explored all throughout Southeast Asia.
From the temples of Cambodia, to the monks of Myanmar, to the highlands of Vietnam, to the rivers of Laos, to the towers of Malaysia, they went in search of “traveler’s gold”, beautiful places and unique cultures