What Happened Last Year: Early Morning at Siem Reap

I was half sleeping walking out of the hotel very early in the morning. The wind on the tuktuk woke me up. My hands were numb. I didn’t know Angkor Wat is located in the forest. There was just a long stretch of road leading us deeper into the trees. The air was getting colder. I could see the road lighted only by the tuktuk’s headlight covered¬†with thin fog. I got so cold till I could no longer hold my complain seeing my cousin who brought a jacket for himself. Continue reading “What Happened Last Year: Early Morning at Siem Reap”

Day 6: Phnom Penh (a)

How would you feel if you know that you’re visiting mass graves of 20,000 innocent people killed brutally by the communists? Me for one, know that people deserve to live their lives to the fullest. And the tragedy that happened against the will of those people is heart breaking. Continue reading “Day 6: Phnom Penh (a)”

Day 5: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Another day at Siem Reap. We left the hotel at 0730 to a silk farm recommended by Va, our tuktuk driver. It is located outside of town. We reached the place at 8 but it only opened at 8:30, so we had time to drink coffee at the cafe nearby. Continue reading “Day 5: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh”

Day 4: Siem Reap

I woke up at 4 knowing that I had so little sleep. But the thought of enjoying sun rise at Angkor Wat made me dance in my head. We left the hotel at 0510hrs when it was dark and cold at 23 degree. I could hear Islamic prayer from the nearby mosque.

I was very excited to see Angkor Wat. I couldn’t put it into words. This was the highlight of our trip and I had been waiting for this since I don’t know when. My hands were numb by the morning wind while riding the tuktuk but my excitement overweighted that. Continue reading “Day 4: Siem Reap”