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Gemma’s Travel Diary

Friday, 19 Jan 2007

Location: Siam Reap - Angkor, Cambodia

Maphey guys!
we have just finished a marvelous 3 days exploring the temples of angkor and beyond! what an amzing place! we hired a tuk tuk driver to take us around to the temples [far to hot to try and walk or ride between the various temples].
the temples were built from the 9th to 14th centuries and many are still in good condition due to restoration works. its hard to imagine something that old. At some stages the city had over 1million people living there, whilst london had 50 thousand and was stuck in the dark ages!
it would have been unbelivable to stumble across the temples in the jungle! there were so many tourists, but if you planned what temples you saw, you could get a few minutes of peace and quiet before the busloads of japanese/french/korean tourists arrived!
checks out the pics! there are too many great photos to choose from!

we are heading to the beach area of cambodia tomorrow. the beaches are supposed to be as good as thailand but with 1% of the toursists. then we are heading across the border into thailand

we deserve a break after 3 days of getting up at dawn.

hope everyone is enjoying the holidays