30.04.2009 38 °C
Much has happened since the last blog post, so 'ill keep it punchy to get this all across!
We took a 3day trip to Siem Reap so we could see the temples of Angkor Wat and got convinced by our hostel to wake up at 5am to see the sun rise. A risky move as it just got light, saw no sun as the cloudcover was too much!! Spent 5-4 looking around the temples which was physically exhausting but well worth it.
We saw ten locals trying to shift some stones to the top of a temple and really struggling. How they did it many centries ago we will never know!! Also some kid was trying to sell us 10 flutes for one dollar after much haggling, but we invetiably had to reject this incredible offer.
Climbing to the top of a massive hill THEN preceding to climb a monsterous temple was by far our personal highlight. We were the highest point for miles and Phil conquered his vertigo fears (was whining and shaking on the way down).
After a long bus journey today and Viatnemese border control we are now in Ho Chi Minh city. Hussle and bussle and the drivers are pretty mental. We even managed to fall victims to extreme extortion after a taxi man drove us round the block 3 times then charged us 15 dollars! As cultured travellers now we will not fall into the same mistake.
Tomorrow is a public holiday so we are going to chill out maybe see what the National Museum has to offer.
Here a few pics to prove we are doing all the things weve said. Much love to you all nick phil & coops xxx
sunset at our cambo hostel after massive storm
the view from the top of the temple on the hill