Travel Blogs from Siem Reap
Reached Siem Reap Airport in the afternoon.
Surprisingly very well ordered and organized airport for third world country.
Fetch by Tuk Tuk from Airport to Hotel. It was raining when we reached.
Reach Bayon Hotel in about 15-20 mins from Aiport.
Bayon Hotel was such a lovely Boutique Hotel, value for money.
Went to Pub …
... always need reservations, even for lunch. Haven is also a training school for at risk youth, the servers and chefs are both in training for future jobs. Our food was quite good - the appetizers and some of the entrees were fantastic, and the rest was above average. It might not deserve all of the lofty praise it gets (our other dinner, at Genevieve's, was arguably better), but it was still a great meal supporting a good ...
... back to the hotel where we had a 3-4 hour break, and no doubt a sleep for some, before departing for an afternoon tour in our bus. This afternoon we visited two overgrown temples; the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm which was once home to over 2,700 monks and, Preah Khan, the Temple of the Sacred Sword, which is being restored under the auspices of the World Monument Fund. You might best recall the temple of Ta Prohm being used as a location in Angelina Jolie's film "Tomb ...
... such a good friend- musician, teacher, school principal, sign language expert, volunteer, world traveler, partner in crime… my time here wouldn’t have been half as much fun had I not met him.
I took some time in my last couple of weeks to check out some more local sights, including the Angkor Silk Farm. It was super interesting to watch the silk making process all the way from cocoon to detailed patterned fabric. The place does everything by ...
So the last few days have been spent in Yogyakarta, where we've ended up staying longer than intended because we needed to sort our visa extension at the immigration office which takes three days to process. The negative side is that we would have liked to visit Padangdarang in the south of Java and we now don't have enough time, the positive is that the visa extension was cheaper than we expected and we can ...
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