Day 8, Siem Reap
5am start to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat - sunrise not the most impressive but the temple was amazing. Toured the temple before heading to breakfast. Had an awesome Farmers Omelette. We were besigned by Cambodian "salesgirls" trying to sell us a bevy of products. I cave and buy some postcards and bangles.
Next we head to Ta Prom (the Tomb Raider temple). Also awesome.
We head back to the hotel for our ritual nap, internet, swim and lunch. Tonight a bunch of our group heads out for a boat trip to see the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake. Feb & I go, but we are all a bit shocked by what awaits us at the market in the middle of the lake. Boatloads of women and children begging and selling pull up alongside us. There is a crocodile farm here also, and all the children have big snakes hanging around their necks. Michelle and I jump away from the guy holding the baby croc only to turn about face to a girl carrying a bit snake. Frightening. We can't wait to get back on the boat.
We meet Shan outside the Red Piano (where Angelina Jolie is rumoured to have drunk) and we try out the Tomb Raider cocktail. We have dinner at the Angkor Palms which is awesome, before heading home.