Sunday, March 11, 2012

An Overdue Report: Cambodia

This is long overdue, but we've been so busy getting settled in and seeing friends and family that we haven't had time to provide an update on our last adventure to Cambodia and Vietnam. We finally have a free weekend, so here you go.

Our adventure began with a predawn tuk-tuk ride to the main railway station in Bangkok where we hopped on an early morning train for a 5 hour ride to the Cambodian boarder.

The train line ends 2 miles from the Cambodian boarder, so we hopped in another tuk-tuk for a short trip to the boarder.

After navigating the boarder crossing on foot, we found a taxi to take us the next 2 hours to Siem Reap where we met up with our friend Catie. In need of supplies we went looking for a 7 Eleven, but failed to one.

The next morning we headed off to see the ancient Khmer ruins of Ankor. Ankor Wat is the most famous attraction here, but there are hundreds of other ancient ruins here as well. Tom, our tuk-tuk driver for the day, took us to see the highlights.

Can you spot Mary?
Mary and Catie.
Cruising in our tuk-tuk
The temple known as "the jungle book temple" is great for exploring. It has not been restored and has been overrun by the jungle.
Hey Catie, look up.
Tom was nice enough to pose for a picture with the girls outside our guest house at the end of the day.
Then it was time for some rest before our bus ride to Vietnam the next morning.

No comments:

Post a Comment