Oversea, Travel

Going To Siem Reap… Very Soon


… and guess what? I’m having some minor fever, flu and cough. Hope I’ll be able to get well in time. *prays

This will be my first oversea trip in 2 1/2 years. My last oversea trip was to Hong Kong and Macau in November 2007. What happened to my ‘visit at least 1 oversea country a year’ mission? Failed lo. It was due to health and busyness. I’m very sure I will be able to ‘tambah’ balik those 2 lost ‘oversea trips’ soon. Thinking of Bali. Anyone? *blink blink

OK back to Siem Reap…
– I’m getting the 3 days pass ticket
– Taking my 2 lenses (50mm f/1.8 and 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6) but which one should I ‘load’ on my camera as the main lens. Any suggestion?
Am contemplating whether I should bring my tripod and gorillapod. Or maybe I can use my body as tripod? haha Decided to bring tripod. πŸ™‚
– Not hiring a guide (since this will be a leisure trip; will be going to Siem Reap again with a more ‘serious’ partner later)
– Not visiting Tonle Sap
– Will be hiring tuk-tuk except for the last day trip I will hire a car to bring us to Banteay Srei and Angkor Wat. I thought Banteay Srei is too pretty and cannot be missed. Is the road to Banteay Srei dangerous for 2 ladies and a driver?
– Already I’m thinking this is sure gonna be an expensive US$$ trip.
Oh and where do you change large US$ notes to smaller notes? Got it at money changer. LOL

Kindly comment if you have any suggestion. I can read your comment until this Saturday. *yeah that soon!

Angkor Wat… here I come!!!


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16 Comments

  • Reply Angie Tan February 19, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Wow!! Siam Reap!! Photographer’s destination..

    I would load the 18-135mm lens as this is going to be pure landscape work. When you’re done with that, load the 50mm to capture some other stuff.

    Kekeke.. This is why I’m trying to gun for a nice landscape lens in the future. 10-20mm or 10-24mm would be my target. πŸ™‚

    Have fun! ζ­ε–œε‘θ΄’οΌοΌ

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 19, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Angie Tan, yes a photographer’s heaven! I’m thinking the same as you too 18-135mm as the main one. Too bad I’m without a wide angle. But never mind there is always next time. Kong Hei Fatt Choy to you too πŸ™‚

  • Reply Angie Tan February 19, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Hehe.. This is a good article –> http://digital-photography-school.com/three-lenses-every-photographer-should-own

  • Reply foongpc February 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Hey, I’m going Bali in March and Siem Reap in July! Haha! Enjoy your trip yeah and posts lots and lots of photos here when you return! : )

  • Reply foongpc February 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    And I keep my fingers crossed that there will be no paranormal experiences at those two places! LOL!

  • Reply hcfoo February 19, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Hello.. Happy CNY! I’ve never been to Siem Reap before so no comment. But I heard that although they charge everything in USD, it’s still cheap wor…

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 19, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Angie Tan, haha yes I read that article. Mostly I think it’s about your personal preference and what type of photography you like to take.

    Foongpc, wah wah cool! Ohh touch wood. I don’t want any paranormal experiences.

    Hcfoo, hey there. Kong Hei Fatt Choy! Heard the food there is cheap and yummy. Hehe

  • Reply Dawn February 20, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Wah, nice…it’s one of the places on my to-visit list. Have a good time…can’t help you with the changing of smaller bucks….money changer is the only one I can think of.

  • Reply tekkaus February 20, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Whre on earth is that? :p

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 20, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Dawn, hopefully I can enjoy myself there. I still have a little flu and sore throat. Ahh finally I got the smaller US notes from money changer. I thought they only supply large notes. Haha

    Tekkaus, it’s in Cambodia. The gateway to Angkor Archaeological Park. πŸ™‚

  • Reply xin February 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    have fun in siam reap! πŸ˜€ i will be going korea in april then bali in oct *excited*

    i think 18-135mm is a better primary lens compared to 50mm

  • Reply jam February 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    To Siem Reap & Angkor Wat too I will be going in this July! If I were you, I will attach the 18-135mm lens, isn’t it a wide angle lens already?

  • Reply Cecil Lee February 26, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Seems like Asian fever spreading around us lately! Everybody is visiting ASEAN countries Haha… I haven’t been to Seam Reap but looking at those photos taken by my friend who went there last year was just amazing! Surely a photographer’s heaven on earth.

    Hope you’ve got well and are enjoying your trip now! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 27, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Xin, wah Korea is very nice.

    Jam, you’re going with Foong right? Yes it’s a wide angle lens but I want a fast wide angle lens. Hahaha

    Cecil Lee, but you’re going to Europe! Hahaha Happy Chinese New Year. πŸ™‚

  • Reply jam February 28, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Ya, I am going with Foong. So do bring back some really useful travel tips for my trip in August, ok?

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Jam, sure sure. Just read along my Siem Reap travelogue later. Hehe

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