Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wilde in the World - Siem Reap, Cambodia

A few weeks ago, I had to attend a conference in Kuala Lumpur. After asking the BF to join me on each of my work trips this year, he finally was able to take time from work and come along! We decided to take a few extra vacation days before the conference and take a mini vacation. At first we were torn between the beaches of Malaysia and the temples of Cambodia.  Since this post is titled "Siem Reap, Cambodia" I think you know which one we chose.

Why did we decide to go to Cambodia rather than the beach? We have actually been to the beaches of Thailand, which are just north of the Malaysian beaches. Plus, we were headed to Florida for Thanksgiving and I had major beach plans for that trip. So off to the temples we went!

Day one of our trip was really really long. Our flight path to Cambodia was Newark, NJ to Chicago, IL to Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Siem Reap, Cambodia. It took a total of 36 hours to get from home to hotel. Luckily, we were greeted with a beautiful room and a treat!


The room had an amazing tub that was in the middle of the room! We also had our own little garden! If you are ever planning on heading to Siem Reap, check out the Heritage Suites Hotel. It's a bit pricier than most options in Cambodia, but we're not really hostel people. We like to have our own bathroom.


The reason you visit Siem Reap, Cambodia? To visit the temples! Day one of our trip included the most famous of them all - Angkor Wat.






Then is was into our tuk tuk (with Mr Phuc Me!)...


And onto the Bayon temple via this bridge. These stone men are all holding onto the long tail of a serpent.


All the peaks of the Bayon temple look like blobs...


but they are all faces!




I'm huge in Cambodia. So tall.



Finally, I conquered the Phimeanakas temple. See me in red at the top?


Then we ate some food...


And then passed out for the next ten hours.

Stop by tomorrow for more Cambodia!

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