Woke up early (4:15am) to see the Ankor Wat temples at sunrise. We had to find a tuktuk man as the one who dropped us off at the hostel told us the wrong time and we would have missed the sun rising.
We arrived at Ankor wat and it was pretty, it definitely did not take my breath away though, it was a temple and ruins... So we sat with the throng of people next to the waters awaiting for the sun to rise. It wasn't spectacular, but I don't think we were there on a particularly special day sunwise...
Whilst there we had a wander around the temple, it is bloody massive, took us a good hour to see/take photos like eager tourists. I then wanted breakfast as I was hungry, so I went to 'number 5- Harry Potter' restaurant, which was a table. Literally. But they prepared me some glorious pancakes with mixed fruit and honey, for only $3 so I wasn't complaining too much.
We went to around 6 more temples in the area, including the bayon which was my clear favourite by far and the temple which tomb raider was filmed at. After the last temple a little boy came up to me, trying to get me to buy a drink from his family stall, I declined and he tried to give me a bracelet, when I tried to say no, he then said 'no it ok, I give to you' which I thought was very sweet. But also a very clever tactic because I then bought a drink. Cheeky git, I was had by a 6 year old! We then asked our driver to take us to the museum, the museum was all about how the ankorian..........
Unfortunately due to the early start and the fact I am slightly run down after a month of non stop activities and little rest, I kept falling asleep each time I sat down... I regret being so tired or not having a coffee as I think I would have found it extremely interesting, but that is what happens sometimes. You live and you learn.
Once we were back to our room we were astonished to realise it was only 12:30pm, so we had a rest and went to find food, where we got ripped off horribly. $6 dollar for a bloody chicken panini. It was good though, chicken, pesto, sundried tomatos and mozzarella. On point.
After we got ripped off I went to haggle for some tiger balm to put on the 49 bites I have received from a family of mosquitoes. So. f***ing. Itchy. The tiger balm seems to help though, the warming sensation seems to relieve the itch. Perfect.
After another rest and a smoothie, Katrina and I decided to go for dinner, pizza. That was $6 as well, acceptable for a large pizza, not acceptable for a panini. Once we had satisfied our grumbling bellies we decided to wanders bit further down the famous siem reap 'pub street'. I'm sure I would have loved it if I had been in the mood for a big drinking session, but I was on my water and orange juice, still a little sensitive from my illness a few days previously.
Pub street is basically just a short street with bars, restaurants and clubs down it, the food is a little bit over priced, but worth it I would say if you have a few dollars to spare, and the drinks are cheap at 50 cents for a beer. It is basically aimed at partying backpackers.
We went to meet some of the people that Hayley and Katrina met in nha trang, this time instead of wandering off I went to meet them too. We met them at 'happy pizza', the name is self explanatory really,, pizzas with weed on. Whilst they tucked in to their pizzas Katrina and I continued to drink our water. We then moved back to pub street and I sampled one of the 50 cent beers, not too bad at all! However I am partial to a beer nowadays...
When we realised it was 11:30pm we decided to head back, we both needed to pack and Katrina has her 8am bus, and I had our tuktuk driver picking me up at 10am to take me to the airport.
Whilst packing I checked my final flight details and thought 'f***'. Today is the 28th. My flight was on the 28th. f*** f*** f***. I have only gone and missed my flight and I am about to miss my flight to the Philippines. After panicking for around 5 minutes, I realised that it had only just turned the 28th (00:25am). I didn't even feel relieved I was so panicked. So I swiftly shut my bag and shut my eyes, enough for one day.