25.01.2014 - 25.01.2014
I love Saturday mornings in Cambodia.. we have the whole day ahead of us to do anything we want! I slept in this morning and laid in bed to check facebook only to be summoned out to the kitchen by the rest of the girls eager to go and get breakfast in town! So I dutifully reported for breakfast and we headed into the Le Crepierie where I had yet another delicious meal! We then came home to get ready to go to the Angkor National Museum and Wat Thmey. Our tuk tuk driver took us to a local travel agent so we could pre-purchase our tickets, Tara was very skeptical and wondered if we were being ripped off but when we arrived we found it was the same price. I also ordered a headset so I could be educated as we went around.
The museum is so well set out with different aspects of Khmer culture and religion represented with some amazing artifacts. I am a museum buff so I loved it and I found it fascinating.
After the museum we got back in our tuk tuks and went to Wat Thmey. The Wat Thmey Temple is notable for being an area that served as one of the killing fields during the Khmer Rouge regime in the country. The Wat Thmey Temple is notable for being an area that served as one of the killing fields during the Khmer Rouge regime in the country. It was a very sobering reminder of all that this country has been through and how far they have come in a relatively short time.
We visited the monastary next door where they had a stunning buddha and some beautiful paintings that reminded me of India.
Tara and I had booked into a guesthouse up the road from us as we were both needing some me time.. my roommate Kristie is wonderful but I just wanted time to myself so when we got home we packed our port and went up the road where I spent the afternoon watching a movie and catching up with people back home on Facebook. I went downstairs to organise breakfast and as i was talking to the security guard, Kristie, Ashlee and Lauren were walking past on their way to dinner.. so I decided to join them for a cocktail.
The cocktail was lovely and then I ate a banana split and went back to my room.. watched another movie and fell asleep.