Siem Reap and Angkor, Day 4: Pinnacle

Angkor Thom This was the last capital of the Khmer empire, and was a huge city with several impressive structures remaining inside it. Among the most famous are below: Bayon I’d heard about Bayon, seen the photos, had a really good idea of what I was walking into. Still, when Rin pulled up in front…

Siem Reap and Angkor, Day 3: Chill, Shop, Eat

Our big trips are usually too hectic to sleep in too much on any given day. In most of the destinations we select, there’s so much to see and do. One might say that even with four whole days in Siem Reap, there is a long list of activities that can easily occupy the entire…

Siem Reap and Angkor, Day 2: Further Afield

It was early and a bit cloudy when we left on our second day in Siem Reap. We were back in the tuktuk with Rin, but this time we were ranging much farther: at least 20 km out to Kbal Spean. I didn’t know much except for what our trusty pocket guidebook said: we would…

Siem Reap and Angkor, Day 1: Temple Hopping

All times are approximate… the nice thing about vacations is, we rarely ever cared what time or day it was. =) 8 AM — We get up early on the first real day of our vacation. Head downstairs to check out our hotel’s breakfast, but before that: drop by the front desk to make arrangements for going…

Angkor

Snapshot: Dates visited: September 12-17, 2014 Base of operations: Siem Reap (downtown, Pub Street/Old Market area) Currency: riel, USD (USD preferred; $1 = 4082 riel) Major attractions: Angkor Wat, Bayon, Bantay Srei Best/most exotic food we tried: lok lak (beef dish), bao (steamed bun with meat filling), amok (soup-type dish), BBQ frog Recommended length of…