Trip Start Dec 01, 2011
23Trip End Feb 20, 2012
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Where I stayed
Popular Guest House Siem Reap
Read my review - 3/5 stars
Read my review - 3/5 stars
What I did
The days have been great except everyone is trying to sell you something and they are HIGH pressure salesmen. We have kids trying to hawke books, postcards and necklaces and keep chanting one for one dollar over and over and over. Then they switch to two for one dollar over and over. You get the point.
We also paid $1 each to feed some elepahnts some bananas. We did not want to ride them because it seems cruel.
Bianca got a fish foot massage treatment on the street. It is a fish tank with a seat nearby and you put your feet in the water and tons of fish suction all of your dead skin off. These fish were pretty big, the small tank they were about two inches long and the big tank they were almost four inches long. Earlier in the evening we heard the loudest person across the street from our restaurant laughing histerically as she was obviously ticklish. So, when Bianca tried it she was the loud crazy person laughing uncontrollably. Even the guy who was running it was laughing with us and of course, I didn't have a camera. When she finally calmed down two teenage boys came up and tried to sell us some books
Today we took a longer tuk tuk ride out to a temple in the jungle an hour out of town. The ride was better than the temple and I took a few photos along the way. This was real proof that we are in a third world country. We went through shanty towns, saw naked kids swimming in brown stale water, people and cows in rice fields and stalls set up in each small hamlet along the road. The traffic is still nuts out here and it appears that the fastest vehicle has the right of way, even when passing. They honk the horn when they are passing you when they can't get back into the lane before on coming traffic gets there. Like its your fault they are passing you without even room.
We went back to Angkor Wat today after some lunch at a great place just outside the main temple areas. Bianca had some curry and I had some spicy coconut soup. So far, (other than our hotel non breakfast food) we have been pleasantly surprised with the Cambodian cuisine. We got our last glimps of Angkor and took some photos with the reflection in the water like I have seen in the past. Still amazed again with the skill of how this complex was built and how many people must have been required to do it; especially since the rocks were transported 55 km from the quarry using people and elephants. Unfortunately were were swarmed by kids again and when we didn't buy anything they would be pout and then get angry and yell ˙ou not buy!"
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