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2014 Trip Report - The Stolls in Cambodia

Part I: Making Myself Feel Better

January 21 - 26, 2104

By: Anne Stoll

I’ll start with jungle-covered ruins from Angkor Wat and environs. The trees are called Silicon Cotton trees and it’s a love-hate relationship. At first they hold the walls up, but eventually, they destroy them utterly. Nevertheless, the otherwise-powerless, “Girl-Boy” ballet-dancing, unmarried current king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni, has forbidden the removal of any trees. What to say about this edict? What is he thinking?

They certainly make good pictures.

These roots are so like living creatures – very creepy at times.  Like arrested motion or something – they grow when we’re not looking…..

Stones tumbled by trees, they tell us. Beautiful destruction.