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Travel Blogs from Siem Reap
... I think the occasional down days add to that feeling. Now we pack up and head to Chiang Mai, Thailand. All of the travelers we have come across said Thailand was safe, despite the military coup. Some public transport delays in Bangkok, but since the curfew has been lifted even that may be over. We have opted for Chiang Mai partly because it's away from the capital, just in case, but also because we've heard it's the best place to interact with elephants! I'll report my findings soon! ...
The pictures of the temples, especially Angkor Wat, don't capture the complete awe we felt standing before them. They are something you have to see in person to truly appreciate the magnitude and work they went into building them by hand.
The town of Siem Reap revolves only around tourists so it is a strange place to visit. You get asked if you would like to ride in a ...
... on bones still on the surface of the paths, hearing about the awful 'killing tree' to the tower of skulls to walk around, it was frightening that this happened and possibly still happens in some country's. Then the prison. We first saw the 'VIP' cells. When this prison was found the prisoners brutal bodies were still there & now have a graphic photo of there death in the 'VIP' cell. They also preserved ...
... never seen wild monkeys before, we went for a stroll. Now, she blamed her "hesitation" around the monkeys on me, as I was regaling her with stories of why monkeys are actually evil. Though I think she started to agree with me when a bigger bully monkey clung to her and was trying to eat her hair. From here it was off to Koh Jum, a mellow island with very few tourists. To get here, you get on the boat to Koh Lanta, a bigger tourist island, and transfer to a long tail ...
... and withdrew some money, a very simple thing but hugely
complicated if you were Khmer. I waited behind as the customer in
front popped his card out, back in, out and in, poked at buttons and
eventually achieved whatever it was they were trying to do. They
still left their receipt behind after pressing the button to ask for
one which was done in their own language.
I arrived at Longlin just
as Saiem was turning up which was normal because she was a slow ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet