Han & Dan
Siem Reap was a pleasant 5 hours from Kratie- or so they said. Think the rule is double the time and add 2 hours coz it never takes as long as they think it should!!! Eventually we got to a bus station off a dirt track road only to be welcomed by 20 or so hungry tuk tuk drivers who all wanted our business. As the coach pulled in they were banging on the windows and then when the doors opened you would have thought they wanted to get on the damn bus!! We eventually got a nice tuk tuk man with a gold tooth who knew where we wanted to go. So off we set towards the centre and then he pulls over and hails one of his mates. It turns out he doesnt speak much English but his mate does so all in all he wants to be our driver for the temples and his mate wants us to stay at his guesthouse. After a few white lies we manage to leave but I think giving our blood would have been easier. We told them we had already booked into a GH so when we get there and they are full we kinda looked a bit stupid!! You then get loads of kids trying to sell you postcards and they always ask where your from and funnily enough they are always from the same country even when we said Japan!! The centre of Siem Reap was really lovely with posh bars and restaurants and loads of international food and wine!! It was good to have a change from rice and noodles for a while! After a week we eventually got to Ankor Wat (not due to the food and alcohol, but coz I was ill again). We took a day pass to visit the most popular temples. We both thought that there was just Angkor Wat but there must be over 15 temples there, but we didn't fancy them all. We both said we weren't really temple people but these werent ordinary temples- they were amazing and Angkor Wat was breathtaking.