Royal Empire Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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May 3, 2007
Here in Battanbang we are staying at the Royal Hotel; hot water and air con with a roof top restaurant. Price of the room is $20/night. When Arvid planned the trip he had us staying at the $5-$10 options but Irina isn't always agreeing with that. That is probably good for our sanity as long as her brother Al …
... tourist trap so we told him we will wait for him at the tuk-tuk. He was embarrassed and was very quiet when he returned from his lunch. Will asked again how much he pays for his meal there and he couldn't BS us. He said $3 including drink. Who knows if that's actually true, they probably get it on the house for bringing tourists in. While we were sitting out front waiting for him we saw quite a few tourists being dropped off and the drivers heading to the back with smiles ...
... when he was a small lad. This was just as Kmer Rouge came into power. They all were shuttled out of the city and separated from each other. He told us of how he tried to find his little sister. He got told by another kid that she was killed for eating a cricket when she should have been working. This prompted Somuch to run away and spend the next few years living in the jungle living off what he could. Once the Kmer Rouge were defeated he made his way home to find the rest of ...
... Tuk Tuk to cool us down as we drove, it was pretty intense. But what you see and find out is truly mind boggling, the site of Angkor is much more than just its famous Wat.
When we arrived home Snowflake was no where to be found, we thought the worst and chose not to mention it. On our return from dinner we saw Snowflake (named not because of his colouring but due to his flaky dog dandruff) with his tail wagging, he had survived another day.
We met up for breakfast, our first day in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to make some plans. This feels like a holiday! As we don't know much about Cambodian history we decided to go to the museum first so that we could get some background understanding of the World Heritage site we were about to see. Siem Reap is not very big and we'd have been happy to walk but it was too difficult to run the gauntlet of tuk tuk drivers along the street touting for business and even without some ...