FRONT ROW SEATS TO THE ANGKOR WAT SUNRISE
Naked swedes and Angkor Wat seems a somewhat interesting subject but I did say this trio are a bad influence!
After bit semi quiet night at the not very local market our taxi was due at 4am so we hit the hay. I’m certainly more of a morning person and when the time comes to visit an attraction you can be guaranteed I’ll be there for sunrise. There is just no other way to do it but to be fair on the others they were more than keen. During the 1hr drive it’s probably the quietest the Swedes have been all trip so it was an opportunity to catch up on some much needed sleep.
WHAT APPEARED TO BE A BIRTH CONTROL RING BESIDE DUSTY’S BED, AND I WAS WILLING TO PUT MONEY ON IT NOT BEING HIS!
WHERE IS ANGKOR WAT?
A NAKED SWEDE & ANGKOR WAT
Anyway to our absolute shock we arrived well before the crowds and managed to get the best spot right in front of the water. Yes it was early but the time flies when we are in each others company. It was a little cloudy but still made for some great photos, it’s a mecca for anyone keen on photography.
DID YOU KNOW….?
- Angkor Wat is responsible for 50% of all tourists visiting Cambodia
- The complex is over 400sqkm
- Angkor Wat translates into City of Temples
At 400sqkm there is plenty to see and If you don’t want to miss anything you can purchase 3 day tickets. Just let that sink in for a second, 3 full days to see it all, no wonder it’s the world’s biggest temple! It was as if the temple was purposely built in that exact spot for sunrise, it was breathtaking and worth the 3:30am wake up call.
Once we had gotten over the sunrise we spent the rest of our time aimlessly walking around exploring and getting lost. Marvelling at the 800 year old labyrinth of temples, architecture and surrounding nature. Unfortunately most of my photos disappeared from here!
As the place itself is like something out of universal studios It’ll come to no surprise that Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider was shot here in 2000.
BUCKETS OF GIN
By the time we got back from Angkor Wat it wasn’t even lunchtime so in true Siem Reap style we given a few warm up drinks from the owner. From beer pong to pub street to buckets of gin one thing lead to another and we were soon dancing on the bar of some club. As it was our last and I think, infact I know everyone really went for it, 1 more than others and thankfully not myself this time.
I came back with 2 of the swedes and we were just chilling downstairs minding our own until I noticed something running about in the far end of the hall. After a little hunting, it turns out to be the other swede (I wont say who) running about the hostel without a thread. It turned out she left the room to go to the bathroom and then couldn’t find her way back so she started wondering around. Fair play to her though she was completely gone and I would be seeing plenty more of this as I spend more time with them.
We done the needful and helped her back into bed only after I stepped on what can only be described as a birth control ring beside Dusty’s bed. Then from my magical powers and putting 2 & 2 and getting 4 I knew what had went down here. Looking forward to seeing you pair in the morning 🙂
THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE
After reminding the little swede about last night (she had no idea) we just chilled all day before our night bus. Mike took bad at one of the burgers he had so he’s going to join us tomorrow – something that will prove to be an absolute headache. The food at the hostel is great (better than snakes and snails) so we ordered 1 of each pizza to have before we left but took forever to make. We had most of the hostel helping us out a trying to help pack before the bus. Was a good send off as you just don’t eat at the places the bus stops at.
Great hostel and great people, will miss it for sure. Unfortunately there isn’t much in the way of things to do in the city bar the semi decent nightlife. With street food being synonymous in every asian city I was disappointed by the lack of it here although in Angkor Wat they have something entirely unique!
We had enough of the rain and booked a bus to Sihanoukville to hitch a boat to Koh Rong, some magical looking island I hear. South East Asia is already proving to be a real winner! Click here to read the story
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
- Have you ever been to Angkor Wat?
- Did you enjoy it?
- Did you explore much of the 400sqkm?
Let me know in the comments below . . .