Angkor Wat??? Bar is a great place!
Trip Start Jan 12, 2008
171Trip End Oct 01, 2008
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I finally come to and check out the town of Siem Reap. It's very nice but the main section (the old market) is so commercial that it appears as though you're in Europe and not in Cambodia with no proper roads in any direction. I walk around the market and snag a pair of shorts for $10 after the lady asked for $20. I think I'll be wearing these ones a lot as they aren't white like my others· white and travel in dusty countries doesn't go together all that well.
I book a flight back to Bangkok (thanks for the help from up above Papa Bear), which has started to feel like a home base as this is the third time I'm heading into the city. I get a new room at a different hotel so that I can have a night alone and wind up paying $15 for the suite with the most awesome garden balcony that provides for a great evening of chilling and watching the sunset with Tara, a girl from Arizona that lives and works in Siem Reap, of all places.
We have a great time chilling and talking about the difference in the cultures and enjoy the nicest iced tea/lemonade that I've ever had courtesy of the hotel. We go our own ways and I meet up with the two Americans (from the museum) and a Spanish guy for dinner. Another night out on the town and I find myself needing a tuk-tuk to the airport before actually getting back to my hotel room· that was twice in three nights in Siem Reap· interesting!