Teachers often make the worst students – we have limited tolerance and short attention spans when people present information. We work hard to constantly share information in creative and innovative ways so that, when it comes to us receiving information, we expect the same. So, if someone talks constantly for hours on end, we tend to drop off into our own little worlds, exploring and learning for ourselves.
That happened to me at the temples of Angkor. As a result, I know very little about the complex, but I have lots of pretty photos. I’m ok with that. After eight hours of exploring parts of the 40 mile area, sweating out four litres of fluid and snapping away like a snappy-thing, I’ve come away just as happy as if I’d chased the local guide down the whole time. I am a visual person after all.