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sunny 31 °C

On last evening in Phnom Penh there was a wedding going on next to our hotel. In this part of the world (well in Cambodia and Laos anyway), they put up a large tent at the side of the road, fill it with tables and chairs and get the party rocking. We stopped to have a look and whilst there we saw the bride flitting betweeen tables, granny on the dancefloor and a load of lads who'd had their fill of whisky. All in all not dissimilar to an Irish wedding except it all seemed to be over by half past ten. Sure things would only be gettting going at that stage at home.

We took the bus to Siem Reap yesterday and arrived a little after lunchtime. When we arrived at our hotel there was confusion over the booking. Not on our part mind you. The hotel had double booked our rooms and the others were already in situ in the rooms. They offered us some rooms in the hotel next door but Caroline stood firm and made them give us two rooms. This place has a pool and we'd promised the kids a dip after the journey. They managed to conjure up two rooms that we could squeeze into. When I walked past reception 15 minutes afterwards there were two irate French couples arguing with the hotel staff. They'd obviously given their rooms to us. It appears we'd got here in the nick of time.

We hopped in a tuk-tuk and headed out to Angkor Wat for sundown. It's so near to SiemReap its incredible really. We had a quick scoot around but we'll head back this morning for a more thorough look. It's only seven in the morning as I write but its already 30 degrees so I can only guess at how hot its going to get today.

I uploaded some more photos the other day. Be sure to have a look (and laugh at some).

Posted by goldenmaverick 17:14 Archived in Cambodia

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Living the dream! Fair play homeboy. Your a brave man.
Selfishly I hope you found some amazing records on your travels.
Greets from Los Angeles.

by big bill

Yo Bill. Good to hear from you. Sometimes its a dream, sometimes a bit nightmarish. All good though.

by goldenmaverick

lovin the photos Nuggy.wish i had seen more of Cambodia now.Angkor wat is amazing.if you can get out to it for sunrise its really spectacular and you can get around loads of it before it gets really hot.probably impossible with four bairns in tow though.
there's loads of wee venders selling green coconuts which are gorgeous and a great thirst quencher.i think Angkor was the hottest place i was on my travels and its probably a bit hotter there now than when i went.
where ya for next?Kampot is lovely and sihanoukville's great for a bit of beach action.you can do a boat ride down from Siem Reap to Batambang too which is supposed to be great.it was dry season when i was there so had to take a bus.Batabang was great too though.
still waiting for dry season here in Donegal.no chance of the rains failing here
good luck

by finto

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