We decided to take a tuk tuk with driver on our first day, to catch sunrise over Angkor Wat and then some of the ruins that are further away. On our second day we rented bicycles from our guesthouse and cycled around the complex. Here's a quick overview.
First - sunrise over Angkor Wat. We hate mornings but this was magical. We joined about 150 other people, cameras pointing east, and I tried to grab some interesting shots by changing the settings on my camera.
We've stayed in a lot of places during our travels and Sam So and his family were the nicest people we've encountered (outside of friends and family of course!). We spend a couple evenings chatting over cold beers with Sam So and his family. http://samsoguesthouse.com/
One other night we tried this $3 BBQ place across the street from our guesthouse. They brought a little grill with a steamer top to our table and we cooked lots of squid, noodles, and veggies. Yum.
Our last two stops were the two most popular: Bayon and Angkor Wat.
Bayon is the temple with all the faces. They are stunning but also a little creepy. There are 216 faces in Bayon - some day its the face of the King Jayavarman VII, other say its the face of the Buddha of Compassion (it's worth noting that the currently Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara).
By that time, our butts hurt from the cycling (it's been a while!). What better way to fix that than spending a couple hours at the Blue Pumpkin, an awesome cafe with big couches where you can lean back, legs reclined, and catch up on some communiques!