Angkor Wat

Trip Start Mar 22, 2010
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Trip End Feb 12, 2011


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Friday, April 16, 2010

This morning we woke up at 4:45 in the early morning, to get picked up by a Tuk Tuk (The motorbike with passenger seats) to drive to Angkor, what is 6km down the road.. At 5:30 our driver was there as discussed two days before.. So we could see the sun coming up on the horizon above Angkor... Arriving at Angkor around 6:00.. We waited for the sun, but there were too many clouds to see a awesome sunrise.. After that we went and visited about 6 temples..

This was great to see.. Amazing that they build these temples in the 11th century.. And that after they where "forgotten" for approx 500 year have been restored.. The Cambodian are very proud of Angkor Wat, and use many of the temples still for praising Budda..

This was an awesome experience.. We came back around 12:30.. And had a great 6+ hours of temple seeing.. I think the photos show enough... Even some of our family has been put on photo ;)

After the temple visit, we had a shower after eating dust while sitting in the Tuk Tuk.. And had a relax lay on the pool.. and i went for a quick look at Pub Street.. The restaurant and bar street approx 900mtr from our accommodation.. Checking out what we could eat for dinner.. I found a place that has a "Cambodian BBQ".. So we went to the Cambodian BBQ place... The BBQ was on a coal fire (see photos), with an allu "pan" on it.. Veggies boiled on the side in a "chicken soup".. And the meat on the middle.. The meat we had with it where:
- Saltwater Croc
- Pork
- Beef
- Chicken
- Python Snake

Never had Snake before.. Was a bit gummy.. For me it's a bit the same as octopus.. also too gummy ;)

Patrick

Facts:
Entrance to Angkor Wat $20 per person for one day, $40 for a 3 day pass
Tuk Tuk driver for the day, we paid $15, but after negotiating $10 will be accepted easy
Cambodian BBQ: On New Year Special with two beers USD$ 18.50 for two.. aka approx 9 Euro.. We paid in total $22.50 as Kat had two pineapple juice.. Not bad ;)
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