Monday, July 12, 2010
On to Cambodia
After some decision making we decided we couldn't miss Angkor Wat so a 12 hour travel day later(plane ride, taxi, bus AND tuk tuk) we arrived in Phnom Penh. We really like this city- not too big, a river running through it and tons to see including the kings royal palace, which was impressive. After a few days there we took a 6 hour bus trip to Siem Reap, which is the town of Angkor. We spent 2 painfully hot days checking out Angkor's sites which are from the 9-15th centuries during the Khmer Empire, including the most well know site, Angkor Wat. We got up early this morning to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat which was magnificant. Geoff was in heaven, despite the heat, and prooved to be a great tour guide as well as a great husband to deal with a hot, tired wife! We called it quits around noon today (that's after 7 hours of temples and ruins- not to mention the 8 hours from yesterday) and now we're enjoying our hotels fab pool and for once enjoying the 100 + degree. Pool... Wow, THIS is vacation!
We decided this morning to head to Thailand tomorrow and fly to Surat Thani where we are hoping to stash our bags and take a few day scooter adventure down the coast. Stay tuned!