Seam Reap, Cambodia

22-26th April

We arrived in Seam Reap the final destination before we fly to Kuala Lumpur and onward to Sydney. The big highlight here is Angkor Wat temples about 5km outside the city.

We stayed in a lovely hotel with a pool. The weather was 35 degrees, so it was great to have the pool to cool down. The town is smaller than Phnom Penn. We could walk down town to the markets and pub street in five minutes. There were day and night markets in Seam Reap. Pub Street was a collection of pubs and restaurants, busy every evening.

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We did a one day tour on bicycles around Angkor Wat. We hired bikes and headed off with a map. The first temples we saw were Angkor Wat which was stunning,

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On our last evening we did a cooking course with one of the restaurants on Pub street. There were eight of us cooking. We cooked a Khmer curry, mushroom soup and Mango salad. We had Banana flambé for desert. The class included a trip to the markets to see the local meats and vegetables. The class was excellent, hands on, we were full going home. A great end to the trip.

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The next morning we headed to the airport to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

We stayed over night and got a flight the following day to Sydney. Unfortunately, we missed our flight in KL and were delayed 13 hours until the next flight. It was terrible for a few hours but we got over it and went back into the city to see the towers and browse the shops at KLCC, excellent shopping here if your in the mood for spending.

We had a great time with Denise in Sydney over the last few days. One day we drove to Palm beach, they were not filming Home & Away which was a pity. The beach is gorgeous, soft sand. It was a nice day also. We also did some cooking most evenings for Denise. One evening we went out to a Brazilian barbeque, it was tasty.

Today, we have bags backed and are ready for the airport, on time! We fly to Santiago in Chile, the flight is 13 hours. Chile is 11 hours behind so we don’t actually lose time. We are excited and a bit nervous but overall looking forward to seeing South America. We will be there for three months. We have a pocket phrase book in the carry on – some plane reading.

 

One thought on “Seam Reap, Cambodia

  1. Theresa Mc Guane. says:

    Wonderful to read all that.Ye have done a lot of cycling.It was hard surely missing flight.Glad ye had the break in Sydney and time with Denise.Hope all goes well in Sth America.Ye will be fluent in Spanish in that time. All the best Theresa.

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