The journey to Cambodia was long and tiring but we arrived safely after , taxi, train, tuktuk, walk, bus, taxi and tuktuk again. We ate at the hotel and went straight to bed for a long well earned rest of 12 hours.
We then went to explore the town of Siem Reap. We ate at a great restaurant called Bamboo and I was craving lasagne, which they had, and it was delish, I ate ¾ and was very full, . There were men from the war with no arms or legs asking for money in exchange for post cards or books, they were very sweet and kind but I felt a bit weird looking at them. It was sad.
We then hired bicycles and I was really happy to cycle again, so on the next day we went to the temple of Angkor.
What a site, loads of ruins and beautiful sculptures every where. , The trees were amazing, and there were loads of spider webs, .
My favourite temple was called Ta Prohm. It was like being in an Indiana Jones movie, the trees were eating the temple’s walls and it was a bit scary. . . We cycled back in the dark with no light on the bikes, Oskar was scared, I do not know why as I am not and I just followed the way.
The next day we saw some boys jumping into the river that was dirty but they made lots of flips and summersaults, i wanted to go in but Mummy and Daddy said “it’s tooooooooo dirty!!!”. The cheeky boys asked for some money and we said “No thank you”
The day after that we went to see Bayon….
and then we went on to Angkor Wat – the main event!!
I thought it was great. It was very fascinating with all of the Buddhas and the buildings were in pretty good shape, but when we came closer some of the stones were bad. We cycled home in the dark, and Oskar was scared again – I still don’t know why!
The next day we took a tuk-tuk to go to see the Citadel of Women. It was a long journey to get there and along the way mummy had trouble drinking her coffee on the bumpy road….
There is a video too which is very funny!
The stones were very red but there were lots of tourists and they kept getting in my way when I wanted to take pictures.
The shape of the stones were very beautiful and well preserved and here is a picture of one… .
Mummy was being very silly like the monkey statues .
We moved hotel to a place with a pool! It was awesome… and afterwards we had Mateo’s birthday.. and took a ride in the Batmobile…
We went to Kampong Cham to see the Bamboo bridge… they have to build it every year as it gets washed away by the floods. We crossed over and rode around the island before swimming in the Mekong river.
It was fantastic.
Here we saw the Irrawaddy Dolphins…. we spent 1 hour on the boat. It was really exciting to see the dolphins and I felt really lucky. When we saw them I said I wish that Ahmed was here to see them too!
Afterwards we went to a floating village and again went for a swim in the Mekong, I built a dam…
I didn’t really like Phnom Penh. The day we went to S21 and the Killing Fields I was sick on the tuk-tuk.
There was a very pretty girl at the Velkommin Guest House and she gave me lots of cuddles.
So there it is, Cambodia by Luca. I wish I could have brought the whole class with me and I would have liked to have been partners with Amber there. All there is left to say is bye bye everyone, and I miss you a lot.