Sarah, Jack and I spent the day riding bicycles around the Temples of Angkor, experiencing some of the world’s most significant sites such as Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm. After a rough start due to Jack’s tiredness (read throwing tantrums and making life difficult), we had a wonderful day riding through the countryside and stepping back in time as we wandered through the magical ruins.
Each temple is unique in its own way, and watching Jack stroll through the ruins in his western clothing while bumping into monks in their orange robes in this magical setting was quite surreal. With enormous trees growing through the ruins, the calmness of the countryside and the lack of any tourists at most of the sites made for an incredible experience.
My only regret is we didn’t have more time to spend at the Temples of Angkor. The area is vast and being on bikes meant it took longer to get from site to site. I wouldn’t change the fact we rode bikes, we just should have either gone earlier and left later, or bought a three day pass.
But as you can see from the video, this will be one of the best experiences of our nomadic adventure, and I’m just glad we got to do it at all.