Temples, Temples and a little bit of chilling out
22.03.2012 - 28.03.2012
S Ive just spent a good 6 days in Siem Reap, visiting the Angkor Wat complex and seeing so many temples it boggles my brain! It was great to spend a decent amount of time in the same place, instead of moving every couple of days. My hostel was awesome, it had a pool, aircon, bar... so I did spend a few days just chilling out by the pool!
Me, and a few other girl, Emma, Charlotte and Veronica went to the temples together. We got a 3 day pass so we could see as much of it as possible! There are so many over such a distance, soo we decided to get tuktuks to take us around! The first day we got up at 4.30am (!!!) to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat. We got a tuktuk driver who seemed a bit drunk because he couldnt drive in a straight line! What is it with me and drunk drivers? GRRRR! Anyway, we got to Angkor Wat and there was so many people there waiting for the sun to rise, but it was cloudy, so no good sunrise for us! DOH! We had some breakfast and got chatting to the owner to the cafe who was really nice and gave us some advice on which temples to see. We headed back to our tuktuk driver who then refused to take us to where we wanted to go! NO GOOD! So we dumped him, went back to the cafe and he got his brother to take us around! we went to so many temples the first day, we didnt get back to the hostel until 4pm! We were exhausted! so we went for a bite to eat and a foot massage then bed time it was for us, because we were up again for sunrise the next day!
No luck again with the sunrise, but after half and hour it cleared and you could see the sun! That would have to do! We then went to the main temples, Bayon the one with all the faces and Ta Phroym (the one tomb raider was filmed in!) I was not feeling too good at all. Now you all know how much i hate the cold, and I dont want to moan about the heat, but i have NEVER been so hot in my life! ITS BOILING! Like walking around in an oven! Which has been giving me headaches and sickness Poor me! Im okay now though so do not worry! We were so tired that day, but our new tuktuk driver had a soundsystem in his tuktuk! The first sing we played? Proud Mary by Tina Turner! Got our energy for about ten minutes! haha so we were going around the temples with tunes pumping out of our tuktuk Everyone was well jealous
We had a "rest day" the next day because all this temple exploring is pretty exhausting! Had a little shop, went round the town, watched a dance show, played a bit of pool. Nothing to exciting!
The last day of temples came, and a few people we knew from Vietnam had arrived in Siem Reap so I went shopping with them in the morning, met a few lovely ladies from my dorm room and went for ANOTHER foot massage with them. Then hoped back to the temples to revisitng Angkor Wat and Ta Phroym. In Ankgor Wat I ended up sitting on the edge of the temple with 2 monks having nice little chat! Brilliant! I then went for some dinner with the girls in my dorm, and we went back to our dorm to have a rehydration party! Rehydration sashets all around! hehe.
The next morning before my bus to Battambang, I went for breakfast in the coolest hotel I have ever seen! Check out the pictures! Each room was themed different and there was just random art every where! My sort of place!
Sorry for the short blog, but I didnt think you all wanted to here about each temple one by one... I dont think i could remeber anyway!
Lots of Love,