As Indians, we tend to visit a lot of small towns, hill stations during our vacations – visit our cousins or ancestral village or just chill out during the summer in a cooler place – both of us (A and me) lived in cities that have a beautiful shoreline, a few beaches.
Final Day at Siem Reap – what you can do in 2-3 hours After exploring the tranquil Preah Khan, we headed back to the hotel to shower and have a quick breakfast. We were leaving that day and had to pack up everything. We still had about 2.5 hours before we left for the airport … Continue reading “Final Day at Siem Reap – Artisan d’Angkor”
It was late night on the 19th and we were still toying with the idea of catching the sunrise at Angkor Wat, but with S, we were not sure how to manage. Finally it was decided we will leave the hotel at 5 in the morning in the tuk tuk we had arranged from the … Continue reading “Mystical Angkor: Day 4 – Part 1 – Sunrise at Angkor Wat & Exploring Preah Khan”
We decided to continue with Mr Minnear, our travel guide for the temples on his second day, to a place around 55- 60 km outside of Siem Reap. It was a mountain called Phnom Kulen or Kulen mountain, in the Phnom Kulen National Park. As usual, we had a heavy breakfast and started the tour at … Continue reading “Mystical Angkor: Day 3 – Trip to Phnom Kulen (1000 shivalingas + waterfall)”
Before I continue on from the previous post, I have to add a few important points – please wear good walking shoes/footwear – the time we went was sunny, dusty so fully covered feet were a blessing at the end of the day – you do not want to end up with pain in your … Continue reading “Mystical Angkor: Day 2 – Temple Tours (Part 2 -Ta Phrom and Bayon temples)”
Waking up a bit early since we were still in KL time (Cambodia is 1 hr behind Malaysia), we got ready by around 7, finished the lovely breakfast at the hotel and started off on our second day in Siam Reap. We learnt from the hotel concierge that we could be part of a guided … Continue reading “Mystical Angkor – Day 2: Temple Tours (Part 1 – Angkot Wat )”
Finally the day arrived, 17th April and we left for the mystical land of Cambodia from Kuala Lumpur by Air Asia. We hadn’t taken an e-visa (Visa is needed for all nationals except for people from ASEAN region). It is a 2 hr flight from KL to Siem Reap (pronounced Siyam Riap) You could get … Continue reading “Mystical Angkor – Day 1 (departure from KL/arrival at Siem Reap)”
I created this blog as an experiment, but upon trying I found it very difficult to use and moved to blogger. So I started off my hobby blog and it still stays. After 5 years of creating this blogsite, I came back. I want to make this my travel blog. As a family, we travel … Continue reading “And I am back!”