Now that we've explored Siem Reap, it's time to see what we really came here for... Angkor Wat! While Angkor Wat is the main temple that you think of when you think of Angkor, the area is filled with different ruins and the task of exploration takes two days. You can buy a 1 day ticket for $20, or a 2 or 3 day ticket for $40. It's best to explore the area by hiring a tuk tuk for the day which is exactly what we did. The drive is beautiful, lovely, and peaceful. Angkor Wat is well kept and impressive, but I particularly loved the more unruly temples and ruins that the earth appears to be claiming back, one tree root at a time. Trees devour the temples like an ancient stone meal and it looks as if Medusa's hearty locks are in the form of roots. The decay is terrifyingly beautiful, and it's apparent that earth's mouth is hungry for man's meal.
I'm going to introduce Jodhpur to you in the same way we were introduced to it. Rick took this video of our tuk-tuk ride from the train station to our guesthouse.
If you can believe it, Jodhpur is the calmest city we've encountered thus far.
If you've ever been on Mr Toad's Wild Ride at Disneyland, consider yourself auto tuk-tuk ready.