Day 22 – Monday 18 January
- Left Chiang Mai for Bangkok – heading back to organise our visa’s for Cambodia
- woke up at 11am, pretty chilled day before catching an overnight bus
Day 23 – Tuesday 19 January
- Sleep in to recover from lack of sleep on the overnight bus
- Into Bangkok central city to organise Cambodian visa’s with a funny, chunky, gay Thai man in a tight, pink t-shirt.
- Went to the Night Bazaar, had dinner and looked around the markets
- Had an awesome taxi driver who played us songs in English from his laptop and proceeded to sing and dance along with us.
- Toni finally found her Chloe handbag again! Success!! YUS!
Day 24 – Wednesday 20 January
- Visited the Grand Palace and temples – longest, hottest day ever!
- Went shopping at the Night Bazaar again and bought four handbags! Most amazing shopping night.
Day 25 – Thursday 21 January
- Our visa’s turned up, we were nervous they wouldn’t
- Toni and I went on a river ride through Bangkok – very heartbreaking to see.
- Mega western fail – ate Burger King for dinner – but seriously, there is only so much Asian food you can stomach before you’re over it!
Day 26 – Friday 22 January
- Took a bus from Bangkok to the Cambodia border. Pretty scary! Already Cambodia looked much poorer.
- Toni got hit on by a little 12 year old (looking, not sure on his age really) Cambodian boy who was pretending to be our bus driver for the second leg of the trip. He was smitten.
- Another bus to Siem Reap. Yes sick of buses.
- Met Savi, who became our awesome chauffeur for a couple of days.
- Hit Pub Street and danced and drank the night away with Nick and Josie. Met the pilot and skinny – Australians. Love triangle. Dear Lord.
Day 27 – Saturday 23 January
- Toni and I ate Cambodian BBQ – snake, crocodile, beef, chicken and squid. All amazingly delicious.
- Toni attracts another Cambodian man, Mr tall and lanky.. hehe
- We watched Ms Tight & Bright strutting up and down the road most of the night. Couldn’t work out if she was a prostitute or a pimp. Cambodian woman in her late 30s, hit on every European man over 30. Haha
- Visited Ankor Thom and Bayon temples during the day. Exhausting, the heat was so intense! But they were stunning to see.
- Watched the sunset from the top of a temple.
Day 28 – Sunday 24 January
- Had a chill day. Caught up on uploading photos, blogging, emailing etc
- Had a big night out on Pub Street again. Drank a tower of Ankor beer at a bar called Ankor What? with Toni and Jacques.
- Met a crowd of UK, American and Swedish people. Drank buckets of vodka and red bull all night. Home by 4am.
Day 29 – Monday 25 February
- After getting home at 4am, we were woken by Jacques (who hadn’t slept) at 5am to go see sunrise over Ankor Wat. Yeah so not in the mood…
- We all felt like shit, so only managed a half day of temple browsing.
- Back to the hotel by 11am for a nap.
- Jacques and I decided we could handle another night out. Met up with some crazy Australians, one of whom decided it would be a good idea to swallow a whole bottle of chilli sauce, he then swallowed a bottle of milk. Idiot, but funny.
Day 30 – Tuesday 26 January
- A chill out day, well needed.
- Took yet another overnight bus to Sihanoukville – my favourite place! Lots of stunning beaches.
- Toni and I complained of being stuck in the back seats of the bus (which didn’t recline – overnight?!!? come on!!), so we got moved. Yus! Sometimes bitching works.
- Met Rhys and Jeff, two crazy guys from Australia – lots of fun.
Day 31 – Wednesday 27 January
- Staying in the Apsaea Guesthouse, the crazy grandma kept talking to us – of course we understood nothing!
- Hit the beach and tanned…
- Ate Cambodian lobster on the beach – YUM
- A huge seafood platter for dinner, with an Australian wine – first glass of wine in 31 DAYS!!!
- Saw the pilot and skinny again, walking down the street, I didn’t recognise them at first so we all just called out feeble hello’s. So lame. But it’s all too tricky, what with the love triangle and all.