Hi everyone, (by louise)
since our last blog we have spent a couple of days at siem reap after the long journey. We checked into a nice guesthouse (adam was happy as tom and jerry were on the TV) and went for a look around the local area. We got some Khmer street cuisine for 2 1/2 dollars! The following day we had a relaxing day and checked into a pool at near by hotel (we needed this as a break from the heat) as it was much sunnier and warmer in Cambodia. The atmosphere is much more relaxed here than Bangkok but alot more children begging. They seem to attract themselves to me. You will see the picture to follow!
That evening we had the Garra rufu fish spa where lots of small fish nibbled the dead skin from our feet. We got this for the bargain price of 2 dollar for 30 minute. It was so ticklish I couldn't keep mine in to start with and I was sure Bob would have the most amount of fish on his feet since they love dead skin. Surprisingly I had more and I thought I looked after my feet, although I do believe it shows I'm a harder worker! Women always are. The comedy moment of this day was when Bob was trying to be good covering himself in the DEET spray in our bathroom, next thing I hear a loud bang, turn around and see him laying naked on the floor in a heap. And after laughing uncontrollably I did make sure he wasn't bleeding to death, turns out deet sprayed feet combined with marble floors are very slippy!
The following morning we got up at 4:15am ready for pick up at 4:45am for the sunrise tour of the great Angkor Wat temple. Our alarm came through this time and we were ready and waiting! We decided to book an english speaking guide who spent the day with us telling us lots of interesting stories about the temples (I think he thought I was uninterested due to the amount of yawning but honestly it was just the early rise!) The temple was great, bigger than you can imagine, the sweat was dripping off us as the heat became unbearable but it was worth it! We went to the 3 main temples and a couple of smaller ones, tomb raider temple was great, you can't believe the size of the trees coming through the sandstone. Although somehow i don't think i looked as glamorous as angelina jolie!
On the evening we decided to celebrate since Bob found out he passed his degree course! We went all out and spent a whole 10 dollars on tea! lol Bob really wanted a foot massage so we finally settled on one near the Angkor night market (another good bargain). Well what can I say about it, i know foot massages are suppossed to be relaxing but I forgot I hate people touching my feet, worst 30 minutes of my life lol she started with the rubbing and I thought this isn't so bad, then came the slapping, hitting, knuckle dusting and clicking toe joints! I was nearly sick. Bob loved his and the massage girls thought I was funny because I kept having to ask her to stop pulling my toes off!
We went back to our guesthouse and booked the bus for Phomn Penh. The staff really nice during this stay and always asked how we were and tellign us to have a nice day etc They even called me a lady! first time for everything lol
This morning we got on our bus trip for the journey from siem reap to phomn penh. (this journey was much more successful than the last one and Bob even read a whole 50 pages of his book, first time he's read one i think). His spelling may improve although he did say he didn't understand alot of the big boys words and had to pass them by. We arrived here at 5:30pm and flagged a lcoal tuk tuk who took us around until we found a guesthouse we liked. Now checked into the Okay guesthouse (actual name and only 10 dollar a night!) and plan to visit killing fields and S-21 museum tomorrow.
Tonight we had a look around Phomn Penh (capital of Cambodia) and were pleasantly surprised. We thought we were at the Bellagio fountians in the central sqaure of town. There were also lots of Cambodian teenage dance groups in the central square to watch, music blasting and good entertainment. The group leaders all seemed to be really camp boys with a good sence of rhythm and hip action! We were quite hungry at this point so checked into a local cafe which was serving burgers etc. It was jam packed with about 100 Cambodians...then me and Bob. Guess who stood out lol. Bob said he felt abit uncomfortable but I told him to embrace the culture. Food was nice and also cheap.
Photos to follow as not able to download on this computer.
Love Louise and Bob xxx