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To participate in Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken. Photos can be old or new, and can be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. All Alyce asks is that you don't post random photos that you find online.
This is one of my favorite photos that I have ever taken! I took it in Cambodia in 1997 when I visited my brother and sister-in-law who were working there. We went up to Seam Reap to see Ankgor Wat and the other temples; it's one of the most amazing places I've ever been. The Khmer Rouge was still lurking in the jungles in that area so when we decided to go see the outlying temple of Banteay Serai the police warned us that we could either hire a driver and a soldier who would carry an AK47 to protect us or we could hire a driver and pay a bribe at the kiosk we'd encounter along the way. The man at the kiosk would share our bribe with the rebels and, hopefully, they'd leave us alone. We chose the latter and the temple was absolutely worth the risk. This monk, one of only 7 who survived the Khmer Rouge attacks in the 1970s, happened to be there.
It was an exciting time in Cambodia as every day there was news that Pol Pot had been sited in the jungles and then caught (he was put on trial a month later and sentenced to house arrest). 2 days after I left there was a coup, trapping my family in their apartment for 3 days with tanks and soldiers fighting on their street.