Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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After a breako of coffee, fresh fruit juice, bacon, eggs, toast, bananas, pinapple, lychees etc. We went to meet our driver. We had the same driver from yesterday who did the airport pick up. I think it works that the drivers pick you up from the airport for free on the basis they might get a good stable income from the tourists for a few days. It will suit the hotel fine as the drivers want to make sure you like them so they are lovely at the airport and all the rest of the time
Well we started at Angkor Wat which was covered in scaffold (we already knew it was as R&E were here only two weeks ago and we considered a quick lie on the blog to wind them up, then thought better of it). Well it was nice in the end, I liked it Erica wasn't to keen. We both much preferred Angkor Thom which was the next stop, lots of Buddha’s carved into the spires, it was really effective and you kind of get lost inside. I’ll keep the next bit short. We then saw lots more temples and we are going looking at lots more tomorrow we have already almost forgotten how many we have been to and which one was which. End of temple discussion, Move on.
After a quick shower and discussion about Buddhism, I was ready to get back to what we do best. So I wrote Fergal is a tosser on my forehead and we wen’t out and got binned on cheap swig and had a fight with some Dutch people.... mmmm. Sorry we went out for a few beers and civilised bite to eat that was it. Old Age is boring isn’t it?
Back to reality and seriousness I have never seen as many amputees as in Siem Reap. When I visited Split (Croatia maybe 10 years ago) I always remembered the number of amputees there were presumably from land mines during the war
Sorry I’m rambling again. Well I’m going to carry on because it means I’m drinking less. Cambodia is wierd, we have now been here for 36 hours and haven’t yet found anywhere that we can spend Cambodian currency. We went to the cash machine, that only gives US$, shops, bars, street food stalls, restaurants, bakeries, off licences etc all only price using US$, you then get a mixture of US$ and Cambodian Riel in change. Its something to do with the currency being very unstable.