Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thailand Day 10/Cambodia Day 3 - Part One

This day @.@ It was a GREAT day. But reeeeeally exhausting.
We did the sunrise at Angkor Wat thing.
I can’t remember if I mentioned, but I let E plan this leg of the trip because this whole trip was a little last minute (more so than I’m used to planning anyway) and I was overwhelmed with some other life things. Anyway, the point being, I knew NOTHING about Cambodia when we went, or the places we’d be going.
So yes, I didn’t really know what was involved.

Apparently Sunrise At Angkor Wat is a bit Thing To Do.
So we arranged with the front desk and up we got at 4 and met our driver for the day. It took 45-60 minutes to get there, E went right back to sleep but I couldn’t. Tuktuks aren’t the most comfortable for sleeping in.

We got there and it was pitch black, and we had noooo idea where we were going. A flashlight would have been really useful, but… we didn’t think of that (and of course, I had one back at the hotel). We managed though! I’m surprised we didn’t trip and die. Then as we were more into the complex we were just looking around, totally unsure where we were supposed to *go* for this sunrise view. We didn’t even know which way to face!

But we saw some lights and joined a small gathering of 5 or so people at the edge of a small lake and thought “Welp, I hope this is the right spot!”

Thankfully, it was!


I wasn’t sure how it would go so I just kept snapping photos, there’s more of a progression in my flickr album.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thailand Day 10/Cambodia Day 2 - Part Three

Whoops, had this all typed up and forgot to click post.

From Bantaey Samre we just stopped at some small temples that were on the way back.
Usually I’m pretty good about taking pictures of the signs so I don’t forget the names of places but… I didn’t this time so I honestly have no idea what temples these were. I think part of it was I was still feeling under the weather, not drastically but enough to be pretty spacey.


Mostly from this place I remember those kids.


You can just make them out in the doorway of the structure on the right. They tried to sell us stickers or something and kept getting in my photos and posing.
I do know that in a lot of these countries it’s standard to send out cute kids to sell stuff to tourists, or beg money from tourists, I ran into it a lot in India. But thus far hadn’t run into much here, except the first place we went some kids followed us around demanding candy and money.
It’s very sad :/

Rest of the day after the break!