Siem Reap, Cambodia
We jumped on the bus at 4:45am to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat. Unfortunately it was a little cloudy and the colours changed pretty slowly, so it got boring very quickly. Interestingly, there was a statue of Vishnu in the temple, from when it was originally Hindu. There were heaps of Buddha statues lying around that had been beheaded. We went back to the hotel for breakfast at 9am. Yummy eggs and toast. Then we had enough time to have a nap before going back to the Angkor Wat area to visit a couple of different temples, with huge frieze artworks showing elements of legends and history of wars. Each pillar in one temple had four faces carved on every side. As we wandered around, it started to rain. It was okay, but it put a damper on our motivation to see more of the temples. We did visit the iconic temple where banyan trees had taken over the structure of the buildings, rumble lying everywhere. A scene from Tomb Raider was filmed there as well as the main part of Angkor Wat. For lunch, I ordered chicken amok, which is a sweet oniony curry. It arrived served in a coconut! Very flavourful, but I couldn’t finish it all. Then we had the afternoon free, which I spent most of napping and catching up on Facebook. At dinner, I had a tom yum soup, and a couple of Singapore slings. Also played a doubles in a game of pool with some boys and the CEO. Then to Pub Street (yes, that’s literally it’s name) to have a dance at a pub or two. I started dancing with a couple of Cambodian girls. So much fun! I ended up coming back to the hotel at 5am.