After our fine feathered Habitat friends flew away to their various homes and/or next destinations (mostly Thailand, and a few Korea layovers), Brian and I still had time in Siem Reap. There was an official group visit to Angkor Wat and a few other temples on Saturday, and then on Sunday and Monday, Brian and I rented bikes for two glorious days of riding around seeing even more Angkor stuff. I LOVED THIS.
Granted, I like bicycling anyway, but Angkor is perfect for it! It's just a few minutes from where we were staying in Siem Reap, and the roads are flat, and paved. It's too much to see multiple temples walking, so without a tour bus, guide, or paying for an all-day tuk-tuk, biking is the way to go! Tattoo this on your brain now, just in case you ever end up in Cambodia: if you go to Siem Reap, bike Angkor!
Even though we were incredibly sad to leave Siem Reap and Cambodia, we were happy to have had such a glorious time there and to thoroughly enjoy our Angkor days -- and, I might add, to get some wonderful exercise amid all the food we ate during our two weeks + in Cambodia.
Maybe one day I will even post some pictures...