Cambodia


ANGKOR WAT-SIEM REAP

We arrived in Siem Reap in the afternoon and put down our stuff at the hostel.  For dinner, we decided to check out the town and grab some food. Siem Reap is a tourist town for people coming to see Angkor Wat, but its charming nonetheless. It has an area called ¨Pub Street¨which is named appropriately. The area has a lot of Khmer restaurants and cocktail lounges serving food for about 3 dollars and beer for .50 cents. Hard to beat. We really enjoyed the town and thought the Khmer food was really good! The fresh rolls were delicious and I really liked the traditional Khmer ¨sour soup¨ which tasted a bit like Chinese hot and sour soup, but with chunks of pineapple and tomato. I also tried the ¨Amok Fish¨which is sort of chopped, curry flavored fish stuffed in a banana leaf bowl. Very tasty.

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The also sold ¨Happy Pizza¨in Cambodia which we sampled, with not much result.

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The next day, we set out for day one of three at Angkor Wat.

We hired a tuk tuk driver for about 15 dollars a day to take us around. Angkor Wat is like a enormous park and it can take 30 or 40 minutes to go between temples, so having a driver rules. The first day we went and saw some of the smaller temples, but they were really cool and may have been some of my favorite.

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I don´t know what I can say about Angkor Wat that hasn´t been said before, but it was truly incredible and I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to see it. The Temples are breath taking and worth all of the hype, in my view.

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Cambodia is a beautiful and the people are so kind and friendly. Although I only spent 4 full days there I was sad to say goodbye and would have like to see more of the country.

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