Thursday, February 18, 2010


After a long and grueling bus ride to costing us 70USD, we arrive to Cambodia at 1230am. From there we were to ride a Tuktuk, costing us 10USD. Way, WAY overpriced since our hotel was so near.

The bus got into this barge to get to Siem Reap.
Didn't take a photo of the Tuktuk, so I just got this from flickr.

Salina Hotel-- 32.5USD. If you're feeling adventurous, we saw hotels costing around 10USD per night, but there might not be online reservations. We didn't really stay much in this hotel, just 9 hours, so I don't really have much to say about this other than, breakfast buffet was amazing, and the staff were really friendly. There were a lot of rooms and halls!

Our room in Salina Hotel

Arriving to Angkor Wat -- We were pretty much rich tourists in Cambodia. To get to Angkor Wat, you could easily rent a Tuktuk for 15-20USD. Our hotel was offering it for 20USD. But we also found out that we could rent a car with a driver for 30USD. 10USD difference for airconditioning for the whole day? We were sold!

Now, I can't exactly remember which temple was which in the photos. So I'm just gonna display a few photos of the Temples of Angkor.

One of the ignored temples make for great photos with no tourists!
Details of a temple
Abandoned Pathway

Temple under construction. Tilt your head to the left to see a smiling face. :)
A temple head

For 15USD, you can take an elephant to go around the temples. Memorable moment: I was tickled by an elephant. His nose touched me! :))
Spot the difference.

Looking Far
There's a bird in the sky.
Monkey Head. There were so many people going up, but apparently you can't go in if you're wearing shorts :(
Another Detail
The Angkor Wat

Kazna Hotel-- After the long day in Angkor Wat, we stayed at Kazna Hotel for 26.4USD. The room was beautiful, and the hosts were all very welcoming. We even had a hotel dinner for just 8USD. We could have gone out but we were unfamiliar with the place and it was already dark out. Sad to say, we weren't able to try their buffet breakfast. And to think they serve it in your rooms!

Our room in Kazna Hotel

To end our trip, we went back to the bus station for 3USD using their Tuktuk. And thus another 15hr bus ride back to Saigon, to catch our flight back to Manila.

Getting ready for another great adventure soon! :)

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