Trip to Southeast Asia: Siem Reap Pt. 1

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Hello everyone! Can't believe summer is wrapping up & school is around the corner. I returned from Asia a few weeks ago & have since been adjusting to a normal routine. Unlike most people, I take forever to acclimate to day-to-day life after every vacation, which has set me back a lot.

We have so much to catch up on & of course I wanna show you guys all the adventures we've had. I've also been recovering from what I assume was a bout of food poisoning from travelling abroad which has kept me from socializing much within the past couple of weeks. Luckily it's not too serious, except that I've had to change up my diet (hello rice & bread, goodbye chips & salsa!) Anyway.. I hope you can bear with me as I get back in the groove of writing & producing content!

I'm not quite sure how to begin telling the tales of our adventures throughout our travels because it was all so wonderful & life-changing. We took a 15 hour flight from Houston to Taiwan in a Hello Kitty jet which I was thrilled about. Everything & I mean EVERYTHING was hello kitty, even the flight attendants had hello kitty aprons (FYI: we flew EVA Air.)

Fast forward to our arrival in Bangkok, the jet lag was insanely real & Bunrith (boyfriend/travel companion) & I felt like total garbage. We had to get through it because the next morning we took a train at 6 am to the border of Thailand & Cambodia.


As soon as we got off the train Bunrith collapsed from a fever, which was terrifying because he was extremely weak. Luckily we were able to make it across the border at Poipet with the help of some good friends. If you're wondering what got his fever down, lots & lots of ginger tea because he wasn't able to eat anything. 

We took a taxi to Siem Reap from Poipet which was about 3 hours. As soon as we arrived in at our hotel, we hunkered down & ordered room service to be well rested for the next day of temple-hopping. We stayed at Tara Angkor Hotel which is quite close to the center of Siem Reap & one of the best hotels I've stayed at. 

 


The lotus blossoms in the lobby were a nice touch. 

The next few days we were able to see Angkor Wat & the surrounding temples. No matter how hard I try I'll never be able to express the brilliance of each temple. They're too intricate to put in words & photos are barely able to do them justice. 

A few days after Bunrith recovered, I came down with the same sickness. Despite my ailments, we still made it out to see some more temples before leaving Siem Reap.





Temple dancers at Angkor Thom

Carvings around Angkor Thom


Monkey family *swoon*

Unbelievable tree at Ta Prohm


Being at all the different temples felt like a fairy tale. We got a glimpse of these ancient ruins, but it's impossible to see the temples in their entirety. Can't wait to return & explore more of this wonderful place. 

Our short time in Siem Reap proved to be an incredible experience. It is definitely one of my favorite cities on the planet & I would love to return someday for a longer visit. (We ended up missing it so much that we had to go back before leaving Cambodia, but I'll get to that in a later post!)

Can't wait to share more with you, so stay tuned for the next leg of our trip! That's all for now.

Mars ~~

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