Tuesday 9th August, 2016
I flew from Hong Kong at 6.55am and swiftly landed in Siem Reap just over 2 hours later.
Having arrived arrived the night before after a long flight from the UK, I was reunited with Em at the lovely Vansong Villa by 9.30am.
After a big hug and a thorough catch-up, we set up on a table in the outdoor restaurant area, compared travel notes, booked our activities for the next 2 days, accommodation for Phnomh Penh and our overnight giant Ibis bus to get there.
A very productive morning 😉
Once all had been organized and booked, we wandered into town and treated ourselves to a delicious lunch of Khmer curry at the wonderful Khmer Kitchen Barbecue Restaurant.
This was our fave restaurant during our time in Siem Reap, so definitely go check it out 😉
After lunch, we had a look around the night market, where some stalls were already open by 4.30pm.
I got a lovely henna tattoo on my hand and the daughter of the artist had lots of henna art on her too and was absolutely adorable!
Being on holiday and all, we treated ourselves to a massage before chilling at the villa.
In the evening, we headed over to Pub Street to throw some shapes before crashing at 1am.
Wednesday 10th August
The next morning, we were picked up by our tuk tuk driver at 8.30am to start our Grand Temple Tour.
We didn’t choose the tuk tuk life, the tuk tuk life chose us.
(JUST KIDDING. We chose the tuk tuk because it’s cheaper and more fun than a taxi).
We visited Preah Khan, Neak Pean North Gate of Angkor Thom and Tasom.
After a mediocre lunch, we checked out East Mebon which was my favourite temple of the day because it was much more open and spacious than the others.
Finally, we were taken to Phnom Bakheng for sunset.
Don’t mind me guys, just working on that dream-girl Tinder profile pic 😉
Unfortunately, it was pretty cloudy but it was still a fun experience!
Thursday 11th August
As we just couldn’t get enough of the temple life and our super enthusiastic tuk tuk driver, we hit the road on the Small Temple Tour at 5am the next morning to watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat.
Again, it was pretty overcast so we didn’t see much of a sunrise but it was still impressive to walk around the largest religious monument in the world.
Next up, we visited Angkor Thom and the Bayon Temple which was Em’s fave.
Just casually hanging out at Ta Prohm, where Tomb Raider was filmed.
As we’d had an early start to the day, we were back at the villa by 1pm and chilled by the pool until it got dark at around 6pm.
You know you’re in good company when you both happen to bring the same book on holiday 😉
Friday 12th August
On our final day in Siem Reap, we chilled by the pool in the morning and spent the afternoon looking around the markets, picking up some souvenirs in the form of postcards and a cute little tie-dye top.
For dinner, we headed back to our favourite restaurant, Khmer Kitchen Barbecue Restaurant, for more curry, stir fried veg and a delicious tom yum soup.
After one last look around the night market…
… we headed to the Giant Ibis bus station to begin our overnight journey at 10.30pm.
See you in Phnom Penh! 😉