Thursday, July 7, 2011

Travel to Sihanoukville


We know we have been behind on blogs, so here are a bunch of updates on what has been going on.

We finished up our time in Siem Reap by going to see the mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. It was incredibly large and we kept marvelling at the fact that they were able to construct it without any modern equipment. After that, we visited Angkor Thom, but we were stopped halfway through because of the inauguration of the temples. We were a bit disappointed until we realized that we got to see the King of Cambodia! We have a bunch of creepy pictures of him (don't worry they are coming) and we decided it was pretty worth it. After that we were totally exhausted considering we had woken up to see the sunrise at the temples, so we decided to go to a local pool. We (me, jason and our british friends) went to this place owned by a British ex-pat who told us all about how he has been doing business in Cambodia for years but has had a lot of trouble because of border conflicts.

After spending the day there, we got ready to leave Siem Reap and take a sleeper bus to Sihanoukville, a beach town in the south. If you have never been on a sleeper bus, it is quite an experience. We were sleeping in these six foot beds/chairs, surrounded by weird people who were spitting, farting or talking on their phones for the entire 10 hour drive. At first, we were delirious, laughing about it all, but after a while, not so funny. Jason was twisted sideways trying to fit in the bed and I was just trying not to slide into the little crack where our feet were supposed to be. Also, the roads were more swiss cheese than anything else, covered in potholes. It was a late night rollercoaster that never ended. When we finally got to Sihanoukville, it was around 6 in the morning. We were exhausted, starving and ready for the beach.

Now I will pass it over to Jason.

1 comment:

  1. I can only picture it, Jason folded like an accordion;). Sounds AMAZING!