As of last night, Cedric and I are in Siem Reap. The way here from Munich was long and exhausting… The ten hour flight (with very little sleep) had us landing in Beijing at 7am and we weren’t set to leave until 8:30pm. We used our layover opportunity to visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Both places were epic in size and we took up most of our time walking around the two places. Once Cedric and I got back to the Beijing airport, we could barely keep our eyes open. Unfortunately, or next flight to Ho Chi Minh City was only five hours long…. Barely enough time for a nap. Or night ended with another nap in the Ho Chi Minh City airport before catching a 13 hour bus to Siem Reap. We’re both now thankful to be able to sleep horizontally again.
We spent today riding rented bikes around the Angkor Wat temples and trying to avoid both heat and crowds. The temples reminded us of the pyramids in Mexico and Indonesia.. But spread out over 100 square kilometers. Most were built by one king.
Tomorrow, we’re planning to bike to some more remote temples and reflection pools. Since it’s currently the dry season, we’re not able to visit the floating villages of Tonle Sap. Instead, we’re headed to Kampong Cham and Kratie in the more remote areas of north eastern Cambodia.
Cassie and Cedric