The Privilege Floor
Travel Blogs from Siem Reap
... previous gardens that were built now grow spring onions to sell to the hotels in the surrounding area, generating revenue for the family too.
After the garden building me and three other students and our professor went to a small village to teach an English to kids who are learning English and have an ice cream sundae social. It was such a great experience getting to help them and seeing how dedicated they ...
... which took 3 hours. Based on this timing we probably would only see 3 temples a day max (check under the photos for more info if you want it). Fortunately not all the temples were as big as Angkor Wat and we managed to see quite a number. To summarise briefly, you pay for a pass lasting 1, 3 or 7 days as the site is so big, the farthest temple (Wat as they are called) being 37 km from the ticket booths! We opted for the 3 day ticket. The site is flat ...
... tourists and not the serene, beautiful, spiritual experience you imagine. We didn't need much more persuading than that, so booked in with two tuk tuks to take us at 9.30 instead. Angkor Wat is what everyone has heard of, but in fact there is much more to the ancient temples of Siem Reap than just Angkor Wat. There is kilometres of temple grounds that are all part of what is known as Angkor, but in fact Angkor Wat is just one temple out if hundreds, but by far the ...
... of true service.
We love this experience, every time we emerge far more richly blessed and transformed than any change we have made in the lives of those we served. We are filled with the joy of truly giving, not just of our material goods, but of our hearts, our emotions, our physical toil and our love. These are impacts on our spirits and our souls, and they are enduring. We are so very thankful for the opportunity to do so…
... discover Mal rolling around on the floor screaming and crying because she has toothpaste in her eye!!... ******* toothpaste!
Apart from the horrible "accident" it put everything into perspective, so we packed our bags and rushed to see the temples before it was to late.
Siem Reap so far is amazing.. so chilled, night markets, everyone smiles and life is good!
catch you all soon
Love and big hugs
Wayne & Mal x x x
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service