Angkor WHAT?

So today…. after 3 failed attempts we went to Angkor Wat. I was adamant on doing the sunrise and i’d heard really mixed reviews. Joe was in two minds about it as it gets really busy at this time. We were first meant to go a few days ago but cancelled as we both felt ill. We were also meant to go yesterday but for some reason the alarm didn’t go off so we slept straight through.

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Today we were determined although it nearly got cancelled again due to the tuk tuk driver still being asleep! We headed off  at 4.45am i’m pretty sure thats a lot later than most people leave but we seemed to overtake them all on the way!! When we got to the ticket office busy was an understatement but it seemed like a well oiled machine and we soon got to the front. Disaster struck when they refused to take our $100 for two tickets (prices have just gone up so costs $38 each for the whole day). The reason for them not wanting the note was because it was dirty. I didn’t have any cards on me but luckily Joe did so we rectified the problem.  And off we headed to watch the sun come up. Over all its busy, and its expensive. But its a once in a life time opportunity and worth every minute. I didn’t think it was too busy compared to what i’d heard previously and it is massive. We got a mango shake after sunrise and then headed off around to the other temples. All of which were stunning. I recommend going for sunrise, because by 11 the heat was unbearable we were home by lunch time but loved and appreciated every minute. I would also recommend getting a guide, we didn’t because we’d read a book about it and know our Tuk Tuk driver is very knowledgeable and speaks good english, but I think to get the most out of it a guide would be beneficial. I’ll spare you all the details because I really think it is something everyone should see for themselves. So i’ll leave you with some photos. Enjoy. (Bare in mind we are not professional photographers and i’ve not edited any of these pictures. Just straight off my iphone)

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“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Dr Zeus.

Paris X

New Years Resolution update:

11.04.2017 (Week 15 of challenge) Books Read:

  1. A Dance With Dragons 1: Dreams And Dust – George R. R. Martin
  2. A Dance With Dragons 2: After The Feast – George R. R. Martin
  3. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  4. Comfort food – Kitty Thomas
  5. Mark One – John Hindmarsh (must read sequel at some point)
  6. Girl Undone – Marla Madison
  7. The Sick House – Ambrose Ibsen
  8. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  9. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  10. Survivor The Triumph Of An Ordinary Man In The Khmer Rouge Genocide – Chum Mey
  11. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules – Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  12. Bone Pit: A Chilling Medical Suspense Thriller – Bette Golden Lamb and J. J. Lamb
  13. Sabotage – Dale Wiley
  14. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  15. **Currently 400 pages into War And Peace so might take a while but making steady progress :)**

Status: ONE WEEK BEHIND

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