Since I never got to finish my cambodia post, I will try and recap the enjoyment we felt there from where I left off...We LOVED angkor wat, and I was so glad we could fit it into our already busy SE asian schedule. We climbed up and down some less than sturdy and less than level stairs to see the sunset at Bangkeg Mountain, as did several other tourists, and then a weird storm rolled in so we went back down...and back up when it passed. The sunset was sadly not a clear, crisp one so we opted to go down the scary stairs before the herds also did. We also had incentive to get back to our resort, since we pre-ordered some delicious Khmer specialties, which take 2-3 hrs to cook, and scheduled some relaxation massages to soothe our overworked muscles from the long day at Angkor.
I was thoroughly impressed by all of the Khmer food I ate throughout out time in Cambodia. I had a chicken curry the first lunch, some khmer flat noodle dish that night, and then the Cambodian specialty Amok (delicious fish cooked in cocounut milk and wrapped in a banana leaf), followed by a very delicious sour pineapple chicken soup. It was sooooooo delicious. My new goal is to find a Cambodia restaurant in whatever city I end up moving to this summer.
our massages were great. As were the pieapple pancakes we had for breakfast by the pool before leaving for the airport. We sadly had to say goodbye to Cambodia, but were excited to get on to the last country on our trip. The flight to Bangkok was super short (maybe 35 mins) but Bangkok Air made the most of those 35 mins. We were served plenty of orange juice & water, as well as a yummy tuna sandwich lunch pack. In the States, I dont think they would even give us a drink in that short of a time. I was very impressed with Bangkok Air. We had a tight (1 hr) connection in Bangkok before our plane to Phuket (also on Bangkok Air), and we had to go through immigration and customs. We were a little worried we wouldnt make it, but they put some stickers on our shirts, so we were flagged to go by as quickly as possible. We did it all and still had time to stop into the transit passenger lounge with had free internet, popcorn, delicious fresh juices, and conrad had 3 pieces of pineapple upside down cake.
An hour later we were flying over the Andaman Sea and landing in Phuket!