Friday, October 21, 2016

Five on Friday



Quick week, again!  Time to join the other ladies at Amy's Love Made My Home for our weekly get together. I have a bit of a mixed bag this week.

First  a couple of friends who've come out of the closet, not that closet, my closet, to help us celebrate Halloween.



Second is a lovely blown glass pumpkin that Mac gave me.

Third, I really enjoyed the incense we smelled on our trip so Mac got me a bronze bunny incense burner.



Four are some pictures from a "floating" village we visited in Cambodia.  Houses built on stilts to deal with rising waters.  The water was so dirty it was scary, our guide said don't touch and eat anything when we visit the village.  Mac and April went on a smaller boat to go among the mangroves, I did not.  A bit awesome and a bit awful at the same time. The people of Cambodia have been through so much and I hope, though I don't have a lot of faith in their government, that some of the tourist dollars flowing into the country will manage to get down to the people who need it and help improve their lives.  We didn't buy souvenirs from children as we'd been told that if we did that they wouldn't go to school and education was what they needed.  Our guide was very clear on this.




Buddhist Temple




And Fifth was our visit to the wall of elephants at the site of the old royal palace.  It was wonderful, but by the time we got there the heat was overpowering and though I would have loved to have walked atop it, I just couldn't










That's my five, hope you have a great weekend.






28 comments:

  1. Lovely 5 photos.
    Even with the heat, it looks like you were able to visit lots of great places.

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. Love your friends all dressed up for halloween. The wall of elephants is wonderful, how clever.

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  3. What an amazing journey you took us on today.

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  4. Awesome trip. I love the glass blown pumpkin.. I also made same kind of tour in Hong kong

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  5. I can understand your reluctance to go in the little boat around the mangroves. I felt the same in a little boat in Kashmir, but everything was OK, it was all in my imagination.
    Love the wall of elephants what a vivid imagination the people who built it had.

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  6. What amazing photos of your trip, the elephant wall was a delight to see. I did smile at your little friends out of the closet. Have a wonderful weekend. Yet again another beautiful header.

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  7. Amazing photos of your trip! It must have been wonderful to see. We take so much for granted in our country......Fun little friends from out of the closet :) Love your new header <3

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  8. In 1975 my husband and I traveled to Asia to work on adopting our oldest son. We were warned to only drink bottled water, but still had problems, so I think you were very brave to visit Cambodia. My youngest son in law has a younger brother in his 20's who has committed to living in Cambodia permanently and working there to do what he can to help the people living there and has had some serious challenges healthwise. Thanks for sharing some of your adventure, Janet.

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  9. What a fantastic trip to Cambodia! Exotic, the elephants look great.

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  10. Hello,again,Mac!
    You had a wonderful trip to Cambodia! And I understand it was a bit scary in the boat but it must be fun. Those vies reminded me of my trip to Myanmar 10 years and 12 years ago. The country was in the difficult time, but we enjoyed beautiful old towns, landscapes and friendly people. We too experienced to ride a small boat! Have a good day!

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  11. Hello,again,Mac!
    You had a wonderful trip to Cambodia! And I understand it was a bit scary in the boat but it must be fun. Those vies reminded me of my trip to Myanmar 10 years and 12 years ago. The country was in the difficult time, but we enjoyed beautiful old towns, landscapes and friendly people. We too experienced to ride a small boat! Have a good day!

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  12. That wall of elephants looks awesome!

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    1. I meant to add that those houses on stilts scare me...it wouldn't even take a strong hurricane to lift them just a bit. Ugh.

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  13. that elephant wall is amazing. I would love to see it up close.

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  14. Thank you for sharing your journey. I just love the Internet for exactly this sort of thing

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  15. I hope your bruised hand is better now. Sorry I haven't been commenting lately. I like your header. Very seasonal. Your trip must have been very interesting, but I imagine you've been through at lot on your return with the stormy weather. Take care both of you.

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  16. I hope you are feeling better. What an interesting place to visit.

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  17. I giggled at bringing friends "out of the closet"! Your friends are adorable. Your trip sounds fascinating. I wouldn't have done well in the heat, either. I've heard about the floating villages. Amazing how man adapts to nature. Have a lovely week.

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  18. I love your Halloween friends and the photos taken during your vacation are wonderful:)

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  19. Lovely pictures. That water does look very dirty! I really liked seeing the elephant wall - very interesting.

    Happy (belated) Five on Friday

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  20. Thank you for coming by my blog, I do love this post - the glass blown pumpkin is utterly gorgeous. And your Camboida photographs have me wishing that I go there, the Elephant wall is totally breathtaking, thanks for sharing - i have never seen anything like it

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  21. That wall of elephants is amazing. So sad about the Cambodian children. Hope you are beating those mozzies.

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  22. Great post Janet, what a wonderful trip.

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  23. Cambodia looks to be a fascinating place. Love all your Halloween decorations, have a good week.

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  24. My son has been there too, it seems to be a very interesting country to visit !

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  25. Hi!
    Very excited fives you are delivered.
    Best wishes,
    AnnA

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  26. Wonderful photos of Cambodia. The houses on stilts are very practical, I'm sure, but that water does look dirty. The people there have suffered so much. The elephant wall is so interesting - I wonder what its significance is.

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  27. Thank you for taking us to Cambodia, as I will never make it in person.

    Love the glass pumpkin. Tell Mac he has good taste.

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