Saturday, May 21, 2011

Welcome to Cambodia

I’m in Cambodia now and I am proud to say that I walked here. Our bus from Bangkok stopped at a restaurant near the border and rather than wait an indefinite amount of time for the next bus we decided to just walk the few minutes to the border. It did turn out to be a bit longer than we thought and the temperature drastically increased as we got closer to Cambodia but we made it. Our guest house (the Aroma daily Guest House) is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who ever travels to Siem Reap. It is about $8.00 a night for a fan room which we quickly decided was not enough in this ridonkulous heat so we upgraded to get the air conditioner remote for tonight.
Just a tad warm after my walk to Cambodia
Our first night here we met up with two of our friends from Korea - Nuala and Clare. We had a blast at a local bar called “Angkor What”. We found that in Cambodia they are really into food and add a lot of different “herbs and spices” to their pizza. Their use of “flavors” helped us to devour the slices in a way that only people stuck in bland Korea for a year could. The pizza tasted great and they even have $5.00 “take out” which would probably be like $40.00 or more at home.
That ain't oregano!
Yesterday we spent most of the day recovering and in this heat that is oppressive at best laying down makes one sweat like a pig. Last night we walked around Siem Reap and had delicious Mexican food (the best in Asia according to their sign). We came back to the guest house early to get rest for today. We had to wake up at 5 am to go and see the sunrise at Angkor Wat.The day was so amazing it gets its own blog.

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