Monday, April 10, 2023

Siem Reap

On everybody’s todo list coming to Cambodia is obviously Angkor Wat, which is right next to Siem Reap so that is where we headed next. After 320km we arrived tired and dusty but still headed out to visit the land mine museum, after a jump in the pool πŸ˜‰ 

Hiding from the sun and heat 

This little museum was created by a former Khmer Rouge child soldier who later switched sides and laid lots of mines during the conflict. After the war he started to clear sites of land mines and UXO by himself and collected the defused weapons. Most are Soviet or Chinese made but there are also American ones and lots of unexploded ordnance. 

He started this little museum to collect money for people injured and spread awareness to the Mine Ban Treaty. Sadly China, Russia and the US haven’t signed the treaty πŸ˜”

At night we headed out to the quite touristy Pub Street and did touristy things like having our feet cleaned by fish πŸ˜†


Taking pictures of people taking pictures 

Played a lot of pool

Then we saw there is an Angkor Wat themed mini golf so we had to try that πŸ˜€

It was soooo hot πŸ₯΅ 

Aaron winning

Nearby is a wake board park so I convinced Aaron to try that.

Enthusiastic at the start

First timer
We only booked one hour but Aaron gave up after 30min of not being able to start 🀣 I did some rounds but was also exhausted when my time was up. The muscle soreness would hunt me for days πŸ˜…πŸ˜΅.

For our last night we stopped at the Tuktuk Club, a street with lots of tuktuks converted into little bars each blasting out its own music. Obviously we had to put on Girl Talk πŸ˜‰ And as it was after midnight it was Aaron’s birthday which we had to celebrate πŸ₯³

Happy Birthday πŸŽ‰ 

Next I will tell you about our sunrise trip to Angkor Wat!