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Travel Blogs from Siem Reap
... improving their lives. I feel horrible that so many of these kids have so little in their lives, and yet they are so happy and content with what they do have. It is so inspirational.
After the dinner we got dropped off at a restaurant some of the group was having dinner at. My friends and I wanted to go to the night market though so we caught a ride back to the hotel. (Mom... close your ears for this next ...
... is no problem, at first anyway, you then park up the bikes and walk round the temples in the blistering heat. The temples are surrounded by jungle which has almost re taken some of them. The temples are old, ranging from 900 to 1100 years. Most people seem to take a Tuk Tuk round and hire a guide but we bought a guide book in town off a guy who had lost both hands to a land mine and now, with the help of a charity, has set up a street side stall selling ...
... it is even depicted on Cambodia's national flag. Angkor is a UNESCO world heritage site now and is so sacred and ingrained in Cambodian culture that even the despicable Khmer Rouge, who banned religion and tore down other temples, dared not touch it. Angkor Wat, which translates from Khmer as City of Temples, was built around the 12th century by the Khmers when Cambodia was the epic Khmer empire. The Khmer empire at that time was the biggest and most powerful in ...
... at inflated prices. I quickly realised this wasn't the right place so grabbed my bags and started walking. Eventually I reached the other side and took a small mini-bus to the bus station then another bus to Siem Reap (4 hours) and then a tuk-tuk to the guesthouse, which was a very welcome sight after 12 hours on the move! I soon found my spot in the chilled out bar area and started to acquaint myself with Cambodian beer.
After a very restful ...
... so the conversation went something like this.
“Is the pizza thin or thick crust?”
“No, is the pizza on the menu a thin crust or a thick crust?”
We concluded that it could be either so ordered two thin crust pizzas. Then decided we’d like a prawn cocktail to start.
“And we would like two prawn cocktails please.”