May 2, 2009

カンボジア旅行 2009 パート⑤ - Cambodia 2009 Part Five

今日でカンボジア旅行最終日~。

三度目の正直を信じて今日もアンコールワットに朝日を見に行くつもりだったけど、さすがに5時前に起きる余力はなく...。結局起きたのは8時(笑)。さすがにこの時間になるとホテルのレストランも空いてる。

今日はまずシエムリアップ川沿いの庶民の生活ぶりを見てからお土産ショッピングに。いや~ぁ、お土産ショッピングは本当に大変。お土産に相応しいものを探すのだけでも一苦労。むしろ価格交渉は楽しいもの。お土産ショッピングだけで3時間以上も使ってしまった。

しばらくシエムリアップ市外を散歩した後は、Dr. Feetというマッサージ屋さんで最後のクメールマッサージ!いや~ぁ、これがまた気持ちよかった~ぁ。それにしても一番奥でマッサージを受けていたやたら大きい外人のイビキにはさすがのマッサージ師の女の子たちも爆笑。

裏バー・ストリートでチップスを食べならが余韻に浸った後にホテルに向かい、そこから空港へ。こういうときに限ってATMでお金が出せなかったり、チェックインカウンターでとんでもない待ちぼうけを食らったりというハプニング。あれだけの人が並んでいたのに気が付くと僕たちだけ...。

ベトナムの空港ではたっぷり買い物をする時間が。そして空港にもかかわらずモノが安いこと!ついついいろいろ買ってしまいました~。

寝たり朝焼けを見たりしながら気が付くと成田に到着。

それにしても盛り沢山で独り占めのカンボジア旅行、本当に帰ってきたくなかった、それぐらいとっても良い旅になりました~。

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Today is the last day of our Cambodia trip!

We were planning to go to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat for third time lucky, but were too tired to get up at 5:00AM. We ended up waking up at 8:00AM. :-) The restaurant at the hotel was quite empty by this time.

We started today by looking around the lifestyle alongside the Siem Reap river, and went for souvenir shopping. Souvenir shopping is sooooooo hard. We scratched our head over finding right items for souvenir. Haggling was more of fun it has to be said. We ended up spending over 3hrs just for shopping.

After going for a walk in the city, we had our last Khmer massage at Dr. Feet. It was sooooooooooo good! Snoring this big foreigner was making at the far was corner was so loud that even girls doing massage couldn't stop laughing.

Once we enjoyed the last minutes of our time in town by having chips in the "back" Bar Street, we grabbed our bags at the hotel and headed to the airport. We ended up having a few last minute problems. First I couldn't take cash out from ATM. And we had to wait for a long time for check-in. Although there were lots of people queuing up, when we realised it was just us at the counter...

There were lots of time for shopping at the airport in Vietnam. Because everything was so cheap even at the airport, we ended up buying quite a bit!

While sleeping and looking at sunrise, we arrived at Narita.

This trip to Cambodia was packed with lots of things to see. We really didn't want to come back... our was that good!