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Ims’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 24 Feb 2007

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Mapouch..... so its prob best not to go out for bday drinks and karaoke, roll home at 3 and get up at 5 to see sunrise at one of the most beautiful places in the world??? Erm, nice one.
Angkor Wat is fantastic - so beautiful - I really don't know what else to say about that one. 45 degrees and 12 hrs spent at the temples - 2 hrs sleep - you do the maths! The trees and roots growing all over the temples are stunning, the visitors not so, Quite sad to see the lack of respect that peeps have for these places a) dressing like they are on the beach b) touching things which shouldn't be touched c) fighting for the best pic and peace sign/grumpy faced posing rather than actually taking in what they have come to see.
Witnessed a brill argument between koreans and germans over photo opportunity - koreans stole the spot and german lady pushed korean out of the way cue: lots of shouting at each other with no comprehendo, finger pointing and alas no photo!
Climbed up the hill and very scary steps to see sunset too - sunrise was so much better, worth the lack of sleep :-)
All the elephats had been booked out by the koreans - do you see a recurring theme here!!? so walked back down the hill, jumped on the bus and running into my bed!
Markets and massage day tomorrow - will try and sort some pics too.