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A Turkish wedding full of joy and emotion

A Turkish wedding full of joy and emotion

Last weekend I was invited to a wedding in the city of Bodrum, Turkey. Okay, I wasn't technically invited, it was Emma and I was tagging along. And I invited my camera.

This was my first time in the country and also my first Turkish style wedding. While it wasn't a conservative traditional Muslim ceremony, it was full of local traditions, which I believe represent modern Turkish customs. It also had so many foreign guests that the whole party was a mixture of everything.

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Siem Reap: rain and shine; night or day.

Siem Reap: rain and shine; night or day.

Southeast Asia is known for its lengthy rainy seasons. And when it rains, it RAINS. During the monsoon season, water pours for about half an hour at a time, but the volume is enough to flood everything. Days usually start with a beautiful blue sky, the suddenly turns to an apocalyptic gray. You barely have time to find shelter and hell breaks loose.

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Groceries and a haircut: the typical Cambodian market

Groceries and a haircut: the typical Cambodian market

Siem Reap is probably the most touristic city in Cambodia. There are several markets with little trinkets and cheap t-shirts where foreigners flock to get souvenirs. This is not one of them. This is an authentic Cambodian market, off the tourist path, where no one speaks English and all you can get are groceries and a hair cut.

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