22.05.2011 31 °C
We left the wonders of Bangkok to cross the border into Cambodia in the early hours of saturday morning, spending the majority of the day on the bus and at border check-ins. The monotonous journey paid off though - Cambodia is beautiful. Arriving in Siem Reap, we explored by tuk-tuk, enthralled by the beauty and the incredible difference to the lifestyle that we were accustomed to. Quite possibly the highlight of this trip so far, we spent the evening eating out in an outdoor gazebo style structure with a local family. The food was excellent, the family was great fun, especially the kids, who even invited their friends to join in! A surreal experience for sure.
Today was tiring to say the least! Greeting the sunrise over Angkor Wat at a bright and early 5:30am, we captured some stunning photographs and witnessed the beauty of the many temples in the area, returning at about 4pm. To think how much work would have been involved in making these structures, it amazes the mind to think they were made 2000 years ago. It took them 37 years to complete Angkor Wat! All in all a very successful day, with hopes high for Phonm Penh tomorrow. Unfortunately the internet here is ridiculously slow, so no photo albums yet. I have uploaded a few however, so enjoy this little taster. http://www.travellerspoint.com/photos/gallery/users/tristannn/