I have long given up trying to click pictures from a moving bus. I mean I do click a few when I see beautiful landscape but without much hope. Most of them get blurred. My road trip from Poipet-Siem Reap was an exception. Poipet is on the Thailand-Cambodia border and popular for road crossing. The sky was full of white fluffy clouds, and with the rolling paddy fields it was a magical combination. It kept me glued to my window seat!
Scenery from the Poipet-Siem Reap Road
I liked the landscape so much that I tried to click pictures in earnest. There are only three good ones to show for all my effort. But I am happy that I gave it a try! I was also very sleepy from constant late nights which was all my fault, I had to update my blog, Facebook and Twitter every day, that meant late nights. A moving vehicle’s rhythm is so soothing to already sleepy eyes but I managed to stay awake all through the trip and glued to the window. It was that beautiful!
Paddy Fields, Poipet Siem Reap Road, Cambodia
There were so many spots when I want the bus to stop so that I could take a proper picture. But with a bus full of bloggers, if they really allowed us to do that we would reach Siem Reap two days later!
The Scenic Drive, Poipet-Siem Reap, Cambodia
The entire drive was a feast to the eyes! I can only imagine what it would be like to see the fields at sunrise/sunset. I hope I will these fields again, maybe on a trip with my family and soon. The Poipet Siem Reap journey otherwise is of roughly three hours.
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I have said this many times before and I will say it again, I love window seats on a plane. I love them more if I know I will catch a sunrise or a sunset during my flight. I also usually take a seat from where I know I would get a wing shot from a plane! So when I was flying back from Bangkok to Delhi everything fell in place. I had a window seat and the takeoff from Bangkok was scheduled around sunset.
Paddy Fields, Bangkok
The first reward of the window seat was the view of the paddy fields on take off. I was glued to the view. However, there was a young man in the seat next. It was a week day and the flight was only partially full. I thought he would move to the middle row where he could have three seats for himself. He anyway didn’t had the window seat so what difference would have another aisle seat made?
Anyway the sky was turning to gold and I had better things to do! I was using my new Tokina 11-17 wide angle lens and I have to say I am much happier with the results when compared to the kit lens. I anyway should like the results after spending more on that lens than I did on the camera body along with the kit lens!
Sunset from a Plane
This was the last shot I took. It became dark rapidly after it. They had just started serving dinner. As it was dark outside and my flight was only of four hours so there was no chance of catching a sunrise anywhere. The person next to me showed no sign of moving to the three vacant three middle seats. So I did. I started to watch Hangover and Hangover II along with my meal and a glass of wine. It was an enjoyable Thai Airways flight.
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I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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