The eighth wonder of the world

Trip Start Oct 09, 2009
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Trip End Jan 21, 2010


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Friday, October 23, 2009

I woke naturally at 7 and for the first time in 5 days had a shower with hot water. Wait! Not just a shower with hot water; a HOT POWER SHOWER! I stayed in for half an hour, it was great! I had the complimentary breakfast (noodle soup of course) and was collected at 8 by a driver for my 10 hour tour of the World Heritage Site 'Angkor Wat'. We picked up a middle aged Aussie (who turned out to be a geography teacher) who lived 200 miles south of Sydney, a lost looking Italian woman from Rome (who had 2 cameras and a laptop with her) and two twenty something Vietnamese-Australian sisters from Brisbane.

After buying our tickets ($20 each- rip off) we stopped to take some photos with some monkeys, suddenly, one sunk its teeth into our guide and drew blood. We got back in the mini van and headed off to the first temple (Angkor Thom) which was impressive but unfortunately there's not much point doing detailed description of each temple as the photos speak for themselves.

We ended the day climbing up to a top of a temple on a hill with thousands of other people which gave us a panoramic view of thick jungle, the sunset, Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. There were so many people that we thought we'd head down before the sun actually set.

I arrived back at the hotel exhausted, went for a meal for $1.50 and finished my blog. THAILAND TOMORROW!
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