I’ve returned home to enjoy driving with road rules, walking on foot paths and cleaning my teeth with tap water. Yay! And now I can post a few of my travel photos for you. Double yay!
Now, I’ve wanted to visit Angkor Wat for a few years so I was a little nervous that Siem Reap might not be as amazing as I hoped it would.
I don’t know why I worry so much. Visiting ruins and temples is my idea of a perfect holiday, so I really enjoyed my time in Siem Reap. All up (and in order), the temples I saw were: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom (which is made up of Bayon, Baphron, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of the Elephants), Ta Prohm (affectionately known as ‘Tomb Raider’ for obvious reasons), Banteay Srey, Pre Rup and Banteay Kdei.
It’s tough to pick favourites, so I’ll choose three memorable moments instead.
1. Sitting on the river bank to watch the sunset over Angkor Wat and being caught in a thunderstorm instead.
2. Visiting Ta Phrom so early in the morning that I was almost alone amongst the ruins.
3. Visiting Banteay Kdei which really feels like something out of an Indiana Jones movie (especially when the other tourists are off having lunch).