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siem reap, angkor wat, my birthday, Christmas!

after spending a few days in sinville, me and justin said goodbye to dan and jono and all our other friends we'd met there, and moved on to Siem Reap.

It's a small town, with one street called pub street where everyone goes out. The actual town is pretty boring, and everyone just goes there because its the closest town to the temple ruins at Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat is a breath taking place. You need at least two days to see it all (or at least an early start, late night, and a lot of cafeine) but most people take three. We paid a tuk-tuk driver to take us there and around the temples for one day, then needed the day off after that!

after our day rest, the next day was my birthday! Seeing as I wasn't going to be with my friends and family, I wanted to make it a special experience. We woke up at 4am to go and watch the sun rise at angkor wat, then spent the day going round the temples we missed the first time round. After that we went back to the hotel, and had a nap. I had decided a while ago that I wanted to get a new tattoo, so I thought it would be nice to get it as a birthday present for myself.

After getting the tattoo, I went back to the hotel where Justin, our tuk-tuk driver, and a few of our other friends were waiting for me. We had a nice meal, and went to pub street to celebrate...

Justin and our two german friends all celebrate christmas on christmas eve, so that night we went out for another posh meal, and again to pub street to celebrate! Myself and Justin had missed our bus to bangkok that morning, so we got transferred to the night bus that night. We were on the move from 1am (we went straight from pub street) untill 3pm on christmas day. Collapsed at our hotel, then went out and celebrated christmas with a friend we'd made in sinville.

Currently, we're sitting in a net-cafe in bangkok thinking about changing our ticket to koh tao for one to railay, where some of our friends are. If all goes well, we leave tonight

Posted by joe_leviente 23:08 Archived in Thailand

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