Four Fabulous Days in Cambodia

I think most people would probably agree that four days isn’t much for a country like Cambodia.  And the truth is, it isn’t.  But we managed to achieve quite a lot in such a little time.  That said, both of us are itching to return and to venture beyond Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.

Friday 8th June 2012

We arrived in Siem Reap in the evening and hopped straight into a taxi to head to the hotel.  Driving along, we were both immediately overcome by a sense of relaxation.  Cambodia was absolutely nothing like Vietnam.  Hanoi had been so busy, with so many people.  Siem Reap was quiet and peaceful (at least in the evening!).  In addition, there are so many insects and animals.  Throughout our four day stay in Cambodia, we saw numerous geckos, frogs, cockroaches, lizards, and an array of flying insects.

Arriving at our hotel, we had a quick meal before heading off to bed.

Saturday 9th June 2012

At 9am, we headed off to Angkor Thom.  We received a blessing from monk and were given little string bracelets.  Mine fell off within a few weeks whereas Mal is still wearing his, nearly a year later!  We wandered around for about two hours, before heading off to a second temple, Ta Prohm.  I was getting a bit sweaty and warm at the point so I was glad to discover that Ta Prohm was so much smaller than Angkor Thom!

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Time Flies Whether or Not You’re Having Fun

In January, I booked my trip to Bali.

January.  That was months ago.  And then, all of sudden, April has happened and it is May.  May.  The month in which I go to Bali.

The last few months have been really busy: some of it good, some of it not so.  I’ve done a lot of work towards my degree.  I’ve written my dissertation, I’ve written an 8000 word essay worth 17.5% of my degree and I’m currently getting to grips with a 6000 word essay worth 15% of my degree.  And I’m not going to lie.  It’s making me miserable.  It’s not so much the essays themselves, it’s the fear of them being rubbish.  These last three pieces of work have been worth a lot of marks.  It’s scary.  The essays I did in second year seems to be worth under 3% each, so the pressure for these final few is full on.

But there has been a lot of fun in the last three months as well.  I’ve eaten at a lot of lovely places, celebrated birthdays including my own and those of friends and family, been on a wonderful trip to St Petersburg.

And then, in less than three weeks, Bali.

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