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So the past two days I explored the Angkor temples. I had absolutely no idea just how extensive the network of temples is or how huge some of them are individually. Seriously, even aside from Angkor Wat, the main one, some of these temples are the size of many city blocks and could take you hours to get through each one. And that is just going through quickly and not really spending time perusing anything in particular. I bought a 3 day pass, and hired a ...
Today we had a chance to visit many temples and ruins in Siem Reap. After being bombarded, and nearly assaulted by a group of young Khmer women trying to get us to buy hats (as you can see Any and I walked away the winners of the hat battle), we headed in to Angkor Wat.
“ok, this sandwich is hot for you sir”
The guy walked off, looking puzzled, and finally we got the cold sandwich, which we inhaled, washed down with lemon tea. Oh god, stale bread, a slice of tomato and half a cheese slice never tasted so good!
We luckily found a box of stale Fererro Rocher in duty free, and ate most of the box of these too as we wandered ...
... bumpy roads we arrived at our first stop 'Spider Village'. Basically there were loads of giant (but harmless) spiders in the area and back in the 80s the locals tried cooking them - some backpackers (including Lonely Planet guy) found this and thought this was something the locals always ate as a snack - it wasn't but they soon realised this was a good way to make a little extra money from tourists.... Now you can stop and tried fried crickets or fried ...
... everyone very much! We skyped both families. It was lovely to see everyone and be a part of their busy day! At 1500 David started on the G+T. I certainly wasn't ready. The guys turned up at 1700 for drinks and snacks on the balcony. They had been to the museum which they had enjoyed. After several drinks we put on our purple Christmas pants (bought in Bangkok for when we visit Brian and the Purple Pig for a free cocktail) ...