Today, has been the longest day of my life! But probably also the most aesthetically pleasing so far. It was because of days like this that I came to Cambodia! I woke up at 1am, unable to sleep and stayed up until 4am when we went out to watch the sun rise.
We visited 3 different temples today- Angkor Wat, Angkor Tom and Ta Promh a.k.a Tomb Raider temple (where Angelina Jolie shot the Tomb Raider). The Cambodian history is truly amazing and the temples were so grand, so rich and so beautiful.
After the temples, we went on a boat ride to see the floating villages which are like a totally different world! These people live in huts on the water which float as the water moves. There are schools, churches, basketball courts, OMG the world is just too big for a little girl! I never knew such existed. It was beautiful to see and I got so many cool shots of the people living their normal everyday lives- definitely the most impressive lifestlye I have ever come across.
If other days on this tour can top today, that would be amazing because I am overwhelmed by what I have seen and learned today.
Tomorrow we set off on a 7 hour journey by public bus to Phnom Penh, Cambodia which should be an experience as apparently there is loud Khmer pop music playing on the bus for the whole duration of the journey. Siem Reap has been great, there is so much to do and see here, I am so impressed.
P.S Mum and dad, I'm sorry for holding a snake! I promise I still won't sky dive.