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Return to Angkor - Day 2

Day 1 is detailed here .  We departed from the hotel at 5am and queued up to get our 1 day temple pass for $20. The q was fast-moving as it is not peak season, but I knew 5am was a late start so the sun was already up when we arrived at Angkor Wat. The sunlit bridge below: Up-close shot of the library: Sigh beautiful Angkor Wat profile: There was a cute puppy at the entrance! The hotel provided a breakfast set with pastries, water and an apple - how thoughtful! :) We then drove to Ta Phrom to avoid the crowd at Angkor Wat:   We walked around the Bayon temple:   We walked to the Terrace of Elephants, see video below:  The Phimeanakas was closed for maintenance unfortunately so we could only view it from afar :( Off through the jungle...     ...   to the Leper King Terrace Then breakfast at Angkor Reach restaurant: After a satisfying breakfast, we went to Ta Phrom, the famous venue where the Tomb Raider mo

Return to Angkor - Day 1

Me and the bf went on a 3D2N holiday to Siem Reap along with his cousin and his high school friend. It was their first time and my second time, yet I was really excited because my first trip was really good so I was looking forward to Angkor goodness!  We got our flight + hotel package via AirAsiaGo ; the total price was RM506 per pax (pretty cheap!). The package also included buffet breakfast and airport transfer. Since it's an AirAsia flight, we departed from the new KLIA2: I must say, KLIA2 is way better than LCCT - there is better ease of transit, directions are clear - yet the facility "feels" old; like it was rushed to completion. But oh well, basic facilities sufficed when one boards a 6.30am flight!  We reached the Siem Reap International Airport and quickly got into the hotel van. The driver, Mr. Bros (what a name) chatted during the 15 min drive to the hotel. And what a hotel. Borei Angkor Resort & Spa isn't a new establishment but they underwent a

Korea 2014 - Overview

I recently went to Korea with 7 other high school friends, we planned this trip since last year and it is the most illustrious trip to date! This is a brief overview, I will write up the itinerary in detail later as I need time to go through the photos and refresh my memory! :) The stats - the group: 8 high school mates - travel date: 23/4 - 3/5 - the locations: Seoul, Jeju Island - flight: MAS The itinerary Day 1: Fly to Incheon > Nam-I island > Daepohang fish market Day 2: Mt Seorak > Peak Island > Yong Pyong Day 3: Everland > Kimchi making > hanbok experience > Sincheon Lady Street Day 4: Myeongdong > Dongdaemun > Fantastick Day 5: Gyeongbuk > Jeju > Jungang Underground Shopping Day 6: Seongsun Sunrise Peak > orange farm > traditional village > Mysterious Road > Teddy Bear Museum > Dragon Head Rock Day 7:  Chinatown > Myeongdong > Namdaemun > Lotte Mart Day 8: Changdeokgung > Bukchon > Insadong > Na