We recently had a long weekend from school, and took the opportunity to finally visit Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat, a place that had been on my list of places to visit for many years.  Flights all worked very smoothly, and we had a lovely hotel – even had a bathtub on the balcony (and yes, we did use it!)

As you can imagine, the main ‘event’ was visiting Angkor Wat – it really is as beautiful as it seems! 

 What I hadn’t realised is that Angkor Wat is just one of many, many, many temples in Siem Reap!  The first day we signed up for an official temple tour – and were taken around in a minibus with a guide. Interesting – but, to be honest, a little too much. The second day we hired a tuktuk with driver and no guide and just enjoyed taking photos – and enjoyed it a lot more – even when the storm came and we got soaked! Although there are obvious similarities – every temple is very different – and well worth a visit on its own. My favourite is almost completely taken over by tree roots!

 Of course there is more to see than just temples. One morning we took a boat trip out to the floating village…

 … and another afternoon we went quadbiking through the countryside!

 Of course, one thing we are exceptionally good at, is finding good food wherever we go – I can highly recommend a restaurant on Pub Street called Sanctuary!   You also remember I said we had a nice hotel?, here are a few hotel and food shots to finish.

That’s all for this trip – we enjoyed our long weekend – got to plan another one now J. 

Take care and keep writing!   

Trevor, Shanhong & Teddy (who got a Cambodian Stamp in his passport!).