Vimean Angkor Pich Hotel
Travel Blogs from Siem Reap
... crispness of a new day contrasted with immense antiquity. Crowds gathered, vying for the day's first views of the temple. We all watched in wonder, before beginning exploration. We got to walk through, fingers tracing ancient Khmer & Sanskrit inscriptions on the pillars, stumbling through rubble that couldn't hold itself up, & climbing almost vertical stone steps to view the land from the top. We also ...
Our Cambodian adventure started at the border when we discovered we'd both had our American dollars stolen. Luckily the kind thief had left us $40, the exact amount needed to buy us both a visa to enter the country...silver linings! Our first destination was Siem Reap. Here we spent 2 days exploring Angkor, a district of ancient temples hidden in the jungle. It was a genuinely incredible sight, it's just a shame the same can't be ...
... worked without us being shot at. The only slight problem we encountered through the border was that even the official border security have their 'official' visa pricing. The Cambodian immigration office were demanding an extra 100 Baht off of every foreigner passing through. This pricing wasn't on the official visa price board, but written in Biro on the back of his notepad. In pound sterling this is about two quid, but even so this is going straight into the guys pocket so we stood ...
... and provides medical treatment. I am sure my friends will have an amazing time while I sip on cocktails and contemplate a massage. The next day, one giant went on her journey to the lakes, leaving two giants to wonder round Siem Reap. We had a strenuous day which consisted of a pedicure, massage, drinks and dinner. Our massage experience was....interesting. We were led to a seedy looking room where women laid out plastic sheeting and told us to undress. My ...
... the jiffy booby, shake your booty for him dance
but the wring the sadness from our skins dance
the blow the chip off our shoulder dance
the slap the apology from our posture dance
We have come to be danced
not the monkey see, monkey do dance
one, two, dance like you dance
one, two, three, dance like me dance
but the grave robber, tomb stalkers
tearing the scabs & scars open dance
the rub the rhythm against our souls dance