So today started at the deliciously early time of 4:30am so that we could see the sunrise over Angkor wat. Needless to say none of us were in a particularly chatty mood and we stood about 200m from the temple waiting for the sun to rise for about an hour. Normally it's incredible but unfortunately it was a little too cloudy so the sunrise wasn't splendid! Then we went to the temple where part of tomb raider was filmed- never seen it but you know, cool story and all. It was humongous with tree roots about 10ft tall. No exaggeration even from me...following this excursion we managed breakfast before heading to the tonle sap (geographers you should know all about this...) which is the largest freshwater lake in se Asia. It was eye opening to say the least with little boys trying to sell you snakes for a dollar and 15 crocodiles in a small cage. We visited one of the floating villages which reaffirmed our belief that we never want to live on one!!! They were making fish paste as well, the stench was quite disgusting, just saying. We headed back to the temples in the midday sun with only one minor mishap, one of the Icelandic boys had forgotten his ticket and was shipped off back to where we're staying by the police to find it. Drama. But he returned 15 mins later in high spirits having grabbed a ride on the back of a motorbike! The temples were amazing, if a little exhausting and by the end of the day we wanted a nice cool shower. We did manage to catch sunset over Angkor wat before heading out for dinner and to this aptly titled bar (angkor what) for a couple of drinks in preparation for our 6hr journey to Phnom Penh. All we can say is that Icelandics do some crazy dancing!!!
Tess and Flo xx