Cautious Cambodia - 2007

G ETTING T HERE After a short flight from Saigon, we landed in Siem Reap, home of the famous Angkor Wat. Our hotel was the Raffles Grand Hotel d' Angkor, a storied Colonial property from 1929. It had been renovated and upgraded about 5 years before. Still has an Old World atmosphere with a tiny elevator cage right out of old movies. Comfortable rooms and good meals here. The grounds of the hotel are quite splendid and large, so we enjoyed walking around there in our free time. When evening came, there was another surprise to see. Hanging among some very tall trees across from the hotel's front door was a large colony of fruit bats looking like hanging baskets.

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