Borann, l'Auberge des Temples
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Travel Blogs from Siem Reap
... on huge “stilts”. The tour gives everyone a great sense of the importance of the seasonal water supply to the agrarian activities that support the majority of the population here.
Our final stop is the War Museum, which chronicles the 20 years of civil war that occurred after the Khmer Rouge was pushed out of power here (1979-98). The museum showcases the weaponry that was used by both sides during the ...
... people within Cambodia but is now just a tourist attraction. The train also stopped at a little village, where the tour guide told us about their building materials, business and day to day life. The funny thing about tour guides in south east Asia, is that their English is so basic they tell you things that are mostly just common sense. For example the guy was talking about the large traditional Cambodian vases and what they are used for, as if we would ...
... experience it's beauty and size. We wandered round for a good hour around the impressive stone complex of inter-connected towers, hallways and courtyards. Every inch of the building has amazing detail carved into every inch of the stone. Again - it needs to be seen to be appreciated but it really makes you think how much work and dedication went into this beautiful place.
After a very sweaty hour we went back to the tuktuk and went to Angkor ...
... for $1 and a brass instrument thing (sorry don't know what it is called) to hang on my wall for $6. Not a very big spender but I'm actually trying to be a minimalist.
Headed back to our Mexican restaurant in pub street for lunch, I ordered nachos while the hubby got this platter of 3 mini burgers, the nachos was nothing to rave about but did the job for me but the 3 litle burgers were great and very tasty. Washed it down with some beers and sangria ...
... dumped over his scooter and its load right in front of us.
We helped him right the vehicle and its load of junk (literally junk – we saw
him unloading at a local junkyard a few minutes later). The stuff he has toting
on the small – and very sketchy looking – little motorbike weighted at least
250-300 pounds. Add an open wagon and a scooter becomes a pick-up truck that
hauls absolutely monster loads.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility