Serious Sushi

I love a good sushi, especially Unagi (eel) variations.

Eel on top. Inside avocado, egg, crab stick. Flowers non-edible but the gold was. Unfortunately, no taste – the gold obviously. The roll pieces were a little bit big to fit in one go but super delicious!
Eel, avocado and egg inside with more avocado on top.
This is foie gras! Not bad, I just associate foie gras with France, not sushi.
One can never go wrong with tuna sashimi. This one just melted in mouth. Amazing.

Nice interior, interesting beer flavours, and many more unusual food varieties. Not cheap but worth it.

Eaten at 123 Ichi Ni San Japanese Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand.

Pre-Sunset Mood

After a long day of cycling around the temples there were always three places I came past on my way back: Bayon, its South Gate and Angkor Wat.

Here are some photos taken with the sun getting lower. I never stayed for sunset. Just too many tourists and tuk-tuks about.


The faces are looking even more benevolent in the sunny glow.

One of my favourite photos

Angkor Wat with its famous mirror image on the moat.

Meditating? No, he was waiting for a food delivery. Honest!

Chau Say Tevoda Temple

This is another great example what having UNESCO World Heritage status helps with.

The temple was in a dilapidated state with 4,000 of its elements lying scattered on the embankment and in the Siem Reap River. Can you imagine?
Many of the elements were used in the restoration and recreation work carried out by a team sponsored by the People’s Republic of China between 2000 and 2009. The temple was reopened in late 2009.

Several countries such as France, Japan and Germany are currently involved in Angkor Wat conservation projects.

Ta Keo

A very pretty Khmer temple mountain, possibly the first one entirely built of sandstone.

This temple is undergoing partial restoration, like many others. Ta Keo’s restauration is supported by China.

Ta Prohm

This temple started out looking like all the others: partially crumbled walls, some towers, lots of bas relief carvings…

So why was this one as crowded as Angkor Wat? Because it was a filming location for a Lara Croft movie. Yes, the one with the creepy tree roots!