JANUARY 1, 2010: We arrived in Bangkok just before midnight and were astounded to find that it was 81 degrees Farenheit with lots of humidty. It felt like we had walked in on the middle of a DC summer. We spent the night at the airport hotel to catch our flight to Siem Reap early the next morning.
JANUARY 2, 2010: The weather in when we landed in Siem Reap was so much more pleasant than Bangkok. Much cooler and very little humidity. The first thing we did when we got to our our hotel in Siem Reap was to take a tuk-tuk ride out to the river to see the community that lives along the shores. Most of those who live on these boats are Vietnamese rather than Cambodian.
It was fascinating to see how folks live. And disheartening to see the poverty and evironmental degradation.