Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tomb Raider - Siem Reap

We woke up at 4:30am to head over to Angkor Wat to see the sunrise. It was still dark outside when we arrived so the setting was very mystical and mysterious. Matt had his trusty flashlight with him so we were able to navigate the stony steps without killing ourselves. We patiently waited inside the temple walls for the sun to rise. Boy, was it worth the wait. The scene was absolutely stunning! I don't think any of us will forget that morning. It was magical!

After we saw the sunrise we headed back to the hotel to eat some breakfast before our day long ancient temple exploring. We picked up our tour guide, Phon, and headed to Ta Phrom, the temple Angelina Jolie helped make famous when she filmed Tomb Raider. This temple was AMAZING. There were funky trees growing all over the buildings. Some of the roots were so gnarly and absolutely gigantic. It felt like we were on a movie set. Things like that can't possibly be real!

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