Next it was off to Siem Reap, the home of the Temples of Angkor. Mateusz from the jungle and I joined together to make the bus journey there together. On the way we got talking to Katie and by the time we’d bundled ourselves onto a tuk tuk in Siem Reap, we’d made the decision to tackle the temples collectively. A brief conversation with the staff in our hostel and there was another guy who was hoping to join in with a group. We had 4 – the perfect number to rent a tuk tuk for the day! At $20 total, including a 5am start for sunrise, it was a steal.
Crossing into a new country always brings something new and from Bulgaria onwards each border presents its own interest and challenge. Journeying between the EU countries of Romania and Bulgaria, surprisingly, had its own little story.
The drive to the border had been a good one. When Cai and I bought petrol I even received a complimentary can of beer – non-alcoholic unfortunately! A river separates the countries and with a bridge to cross, each side had manned checkpoints. Upon reaching the Romanian one, the officials requested my vignette. I had no idea what this document was!