I didn't sleep and was still ill so Dan went on a solo expedition at 9am. The photos should show the amazing places he saw. I was ill all day so watched the Discovery Channel; the nearest I could get to exploring!
Dan and Lu's Travels
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Cham picked us up at 5.45am and we headed for the temples of Angkor. They are the capital of Cambodia's ancient Khmer empire. There are many temples, built between AD802 and 1432 by many different 'god-kings'. The Khmer empire was one of the great powers of Southeast Asia during this time and the temples are proof of their cultural and religious significance. We started at Angkor Wat, which is generally regarded as the mother of all temples. I think I ...
Up at 6 for the bus, which didn't pick us up until 7.30 then took us to another bus, so we didn't leave Pnom Penh until after 8am. Heading north for Siem Reap and about two hours in we stopped. The bus had overheated. Most westerners on the bus thought this was amusing, the locals didn't bat an eyelid. After half an hour we set off, only to stop again about half an hour later. This time it was about midday, we were in the middle of nowhere, all you cou...