Rustles, whispers and muffled noises

Categories abroad, blog carnival, I Travel
Dusk, night. Lots of things happen.

From a friend’s account.

The streets were perfumed with cardamom and the faint smell of joss sticks lit at a buddhist shrine along the road wafted. Dusk was settling in and Siem Reap was ready to turn on the lights.

A motorbike passed. In the invading twilight, fleeting glances, a half smile. Heads turn and the driver stopped. There was hesitance. Casual glances and head turning, more smiles. A walk and a talk. Short. Crisp and an exchange of numbers.

Can I visit your hotel this midnight sir?

And Cinderella came without her carriage or pumpkin, nor her footmen or mice. Neither were her glass slippers but a teeny weeny blouse, a short skirt and slippers. A knock. A knock. Muted conversations. Whispers and the sound of a door locked. More whispers and muted rustles. A creak and thump, dull noises and the sound of an old airconditioning unit and tired fan trying to drown out the muffled moans of the night.

This is my entry to Ron’s hosting of the November Blog Carnival with theme “Hello Stranger” at

I'm a Travel and Architecture photographer, blogger and writer based in Cebu, the Philippines.

A true blue Cebuano, I make stunning images and meaningful stories. My work has been published in various coffee table books as well as local and international publications including Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London), done photo assignments for Mabuhay and written posts in Smile.

My personal Photography work has been exhibited around Asia and Europe including Paris in France, Germany, The Netherlands, South Korea, China and around the ASEAN regional capitals.

I am a peripatetic traveler and have been to all 81 Philippine provinces and abroad.

Check out my portfolio site at StanCabigas.

6 thoughts on “Rustles, whispers and muffled noises

  1. naalala ko tuloy yung mga pito-pito movies na laging pinapalabas sa PBO

  2. WendellGlennDrWendsCagape says:

    this is way better Estan 😉 strangers met up this was and a muffled moans? haha

  3. estancabigas says:


  4. estancabigas says:

    Thnx 🙂

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