watted out

Lin and I are currently in Siem Reap. It is our fifth day here and well there is not that much to do in Siem Reap besides temple hopping. On our first day, we went to the old market area to look around and then took a boat ride through one of the floating villages in Tonle. The next day, we bought a 3 day pass to explore the ruins of Angkor. Oh my goodness. There are so many temples!!! and it was hot out. I mean HOT! Climb up, take pictures, climb down, drink water, sweat, drink more water repeat... The first day was the mini tour, the second day was the grand tour, and on our last day, we went kinda crazy and woke up at 5:30am for the sunrise. A bit cloudy, but the weather had cooled down immensely. The last group of temples at Roulous were probably my favorite of all the ruins. They were small, picturesque. Not so huge.

Today, we went to a silk farm to see how silk is made. Very interesting process. About 80% of the worms are killed, while 20% are recycled. The looms were quite impressive and the natural dye colors are really beautiful.

After that we went to Western Barray, a resevoir and local hangout, and chilled in hammocks along the beach, playing cards and eating mangos with our tuk-tuk driver. A couple more days and we'll be heading back to Bangkok, where I'll get to catch up with Patricia.


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