The following day we struck out to explore Angkor Wat. It's a massive complex of ancient and beautiful temples, surrounded by dense forest and jungle. It's really quite difficult to explain just how vast the place is - hopefully our photos will give you some idea. In some places you are eyed by hundreds of massive stone faces that peer at you from all angles and heights, in others you are amid ruins that fight for space with the massive roots of bodhi and various other trees in a tangled mess. The trees tower upwards - very spectacular.
We've both really enjoyed our time here but are now considering our next steps. We will no doubt head to Phanom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. There we will apply for new Thai visas before making our way to the South of Thailand. Hopefully we will meet up with some of my old friends and spend time exploring the region. We're thinking about setting up camp somewhere by renting a place for a few months (this works out cheaper in the long run). I might even get a chance to brush up on my teaching while Lisa can capture some of the areas beauty in her photography.