Featured Post

Moving Domains

Hello All, Just a quick note to say that I haven't been blogging here for a while because Peter and I decided to get our own doma...

Blog Archive

Instagram @ajourneywelove

Archive for March 2013

10 Things to do in Siem Reap

This blog post is typed entirely on a plane from Manila to Bangkok in an effort to be more productive.
I've shelves the books I'm trying to read or study now in an effort to make this trip an entirely travel-related one.

10 things to do in siem reap:

1. Eat a luk lok.
It is a Khmer dish which you could get in either beef, pork, or chicken. You canget this anywhere in Cambodia but the one near Pub Street (forgot the restaurat name) is the best one I had.

2. See the sunrise at Angkor Wat.
If you are ok with hoardes of other tourists vying for a spot near the left side of the Wat (this is where the pond is. The right side is mostly a dried up pond with an amazing white horse roaming freely). It is worth doing at least once. My favourite spot is in the temple itself where there is a structure outside and you could feel the heat of the sun as it rises. Amazing stuff.

3. Touch the boobs of one the Apsaras in Angkor Wat.
Hey, everyone does it, right? Maybe for good luck or otherwise? Why do you think they're shiny?

4. See the Bayon temple.
Trust me, this is a site worth seeing. I "kissed" one of the stone faces. You should too!

5. See Preah Khan.
This is one of the most amazing temples for me. A Greek temple in the middle of the Asia, huge trees destroying the structures, walking among the rocks of ruins. Amazing.

6. See the temple which looks like a fountain.
For the life of me, I cannot remember the name right now but going there, you have to walk through an elevated walkway which passes through water. How in the heck was this discovered, I will never know (until I google).

7. Party like crazy in Angkor What? Bar.
Get a t-shirt when you buy two buckets. They are potent but worth it.

8. See the Giant Puppet Parade.
If you are in town in one lucky February day, its like one big street party in Pub Street. Amazing!

9. Buy elephant pants at the Central Market. Eveyone (well, nearly everyone) is wearing one so join in! It will be useful when you need to go to the temples and don't have pants! (Well, i only brought one pair with me so dress appropriately girls!)

10. Pub Street.
Shops, restaurants, bars. 'Nuff said.

So there you have it, my top 10 Siem Reap things to do. Do you have a list of your own? Share them :)

Beautiful Angkor Wat

Lately I've been traveling more, and I love each and every minute of it. I love that I can get a week off from my daily routine and just de-stress, unplug myself from my current lifestyle and well, just be a different person for one. 

Last month, I have just gone from Manila to a holiday in Cambodia. I just know that it will involve me going to the temples of Angkor Wat and I'll be starting and ending the journey in Siem Reap to catch my flight back home, with a day (or two) in the temples, trying to recreate amazing scenes and trying to take photos of this amazing place. 

So, I'm sharing some amazing photos of the sunrise of Angkor Wat. I never really intended to go here on the first day of me arriving in Siem Reap. It just happened. I arrived at around 10PM at the hostel and my roommates convinced me to get up at 430AM and come out with them to see the temple. 

Utterly amazing. This is what it looks like when you wake up so early and see the sun hit the temples. 
Of course, the crowds were such a turn off but then again, you can't have everything. 

- Copyright © Ruby Loves Adventure - Skyblue - Powered by Blogger - Designed by Johanes Djogan -