Siem Reap: Exploring the Khmer Empire

After arriving in Siem Reap we transferred to the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort. The resort is lovely and would be our home for three days as we explored the ancient community of Angkor Wat. The hotel is open and airy filled with teak wood, beautiful grounds and luxurious rooms. After relaxing in the bar for an hour we called it an early night as we had a full day ahead of us.

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Halong Bay, Descending Dragon

After enjoying breakfast it was time to depart Hanoi – destination Halong Bay. We boarded our motorcoach with our guide Thom for the four hour ride to this spectacular region in Vietnam. The ride was pleasant, the motorcoach was comfortable and Thom even set up a wireless hotspot for us from his phone. We stopped along the way at a market about half way. It was worth the drive as Halong Bay is simply magical. Continue reading