Travel in the Time of Covid

Recently I was looking at photos of a trip we made to Vietnam and Cambodia, several years ago, and remembering what a wonderful trip it was. So I was delighted to see that this week the Tuesday Photo Challenge from Dutch Goes the Photo was Travel. Sharing photos is a way to travel when we cannot travel.

Angkor
Ta Phrom
Banteay Srei
Village Tonle Sap lake
Phnom Penh Royal Palace
Sa Dec market . Vietnam.
These women in Ho Chi Minh City do not want the sun darkening their skin, nor do they want to inhale any fumes from the motorcycles. This was long before Covid-19 brought about the wearing of masks.

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  1. khyatimaloo says:

    This is the perfect time to across through your phone archives and revisit the zillion memories! Happy travels to you!

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  2. Karlie Clark says:

    Lovely photos! I agree with you that an upside of the current situation is that it gives us time to reflect upon our past experiences. Vietnam and Cambodia are both wonderful places. I was living in Vietnam for a year previously teaching English and absolutely loved it. I also took a short trip to Cambodia, and saw many of the places you included in your photos. I wrote a blog post about my trip to Siem Reap, I’d love for you to check it out!

    https://exploringeducator.com/category/cambodia/

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  3. da-AL says:

    great photos – the tree is amazing & conjures so many ideas about nature…

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    1. anne leueen says:

      The jungle took over all the ruins in Angkor. They left one place with the trees growing over the ruins to show what it had been like. Interestingly the photo made me think of how nature is reclaiming parts of the world: clear skies in Los Angeles, dolphins in the Venetian lagoon, elephants on the streets of cities in India. Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Beautiful! I had the pleasure to visit Cambodia too! Amazing place!

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  5. Amy says:

    Thank you for the tour! Great photos.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are most welcome Amy. It was fun for me to travel back via the photos too.

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  6. What lovely images, this must have been such an interesting trip.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. It was a fascinating trip. It was 10 years ago and I enjoyed looking at the photos and remembering .

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  7. Jen says:

    I love your pics! They’re beautiful!!

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  8. I’ve always wanted to visit Angkor Wat, it looks fascinating. You’ve got some striking photos here, and you’re right, this is a great time for armchair traveling, thank you.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I had wanted to see Angkor Wat for decades but there were so many problems in Cambodia. On the trip we also went to the Killing Fields. That was a harrowing experience. I wanted to drop onto my knees and cry.There is a real atmosphere of terrible human suffering there. But the temples at Angkor are wonderful to visit so put that onto your bucket list.

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  9. klara says:

    beautiful images.

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  10. The more we.travel, the more we learn.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Indeed. I have foudn the Far East to be a place that really opened my eyes. I have also been to China twice and the first trip, in 1980 , the country had only opened to tourists the year before. That was like going to another planet. Seriously. Every day i was seeing things that I had NEVER seen before. Also it was the old school Maoist China.I went back 3 years later and there were amazing changes taking place.

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  11. Cyranny says:

    Beautiful pictures!! Thank you for the quick travel, Anne 🙂 I’ve never been to Asia, and it’s nice to see it through your eyes… Isn’t it funny, how the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? While most people here crave sunlight and getting a little tan, others avoid it as much as they can, because a whiter skin is a sign of wealth…

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    1. anne leueen says:

      In India cosmetics that promise whiter skin are big business! Interesting as in the West it took skin cancers to ward us off getting our skins darker. Thanks for commenting!

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  12. dprastka says:

    I like traveling back with you virtually! Such wonderful photos!! ❤️

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the virtual trip. It is fun for me to go back to.those places.

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  13. It’s great to look at good times. Makes us more positive.

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