Saturday, October 9, 2010

Siem Reap

After a short flight from Saigon, we arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia early this afternoon. We went straight to the hotel to check in and rest for a few minutes before heading out for sightseeing.

While the highlight of this trip will be the tour of Angkor Wat tomorrow, there are plenty of other ancient temples to see and we spent the afternoon touring some of them, in between fighting off children selling guide books, bracelets and trinkets. Well, some of us fought off the omnipresent child vendors. Others, not so much!
Our hotel feels like we've been dropped into the "King and I" - it has the charm of a 1920s resort, enhanced by the antique Citroen cars parked in front.
In fact, so far our impression of Cambodia is that it is quite different than Vietnam, but we will get to see more of it tomorrow, starting with one of the top historical sites in the world.

1 comment:

  1. Gregg-love all the pictures intermingled with the event coverage!!!! -Sandy