Siem Reap, first impressions

First of all sorry its been AGES! Our wifi is rubbish and we’ve been enjoying being lazy!

Our flight went well I was fretting that my bag would be over the 20kg allowed but it weighs only 9kg haha… Joes was similar. We got greeted by a free airport transfer and headed to our room. Its nice but very basic and only has a fan so is very very hot. We spent all morning sleeping then headed out to pub street that we’ve heard so much about the food and drinks are nice and cheap and its got a chilled yet party atmosphere if thats such a thing. We had a few drinks and food the first night then back to bed.

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Our plan is to lay low this week as we’re waiting for a transfer of funds… (Thankyou MUM) We’ll do some research and then get to the sight seeing next week. Our second night we went out for a quiet drink and headed to Angkor What bar which had been recommended along with a few other places by Sophie who has spent a great deal of time in Cambodia so her advice is greatly appreciated. We bumped into another couple and started to have some drinks with them. They were lovely, we all got a bit peckish and walked off in a hunt for some food. The couple we’d met offered to buy us dinner at a restaurant that they had been recommended by their daughter, we told them that we’d pay our share but agreed to go to the restaurant with them and jumped in a tuk tuk. unfortunately upon arriving at the restaurant it was closed so we re-routed. Sophie had mentioned a restaurant named Genevieve’s, although she did say we might have to book we decided to take our chances and headed off in that direction. After 10 minutes they found us a table and the food was AMAZING!!! Joe and I shared spring rolls to start and I had duck breast -medium rare – with chips as a main. Joe Had pork belly. We all tried a bit of each others and had a really nice meal. Christine and her partner refused to let us pay even though we tried to insist and the night went on, we got the first round of drinks back at Angkor What bar and  the four of us danced the night away.

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We both had headaches the next day and have spent the remainder of our time chilling by the pool, which much like the room is basic but suits our needs just fine!

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We enjoy pub street most evenings where beer is cheaper than water and fried ice cream rolls are a must.

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Among a lot of relaxing we have also enjoyed exploring the local markets and night markets! The night markets are better as you cannot even imagine the heat here. As i am writing this it is forecast to still be 33 at 10pm! BOILING!!!!!! The markets are full of local activity and Joe loves looking at all the meat and fish, while I prefer the hand made scarves and jewelry. We’ve loved just milling around and relaxing but cannot wait to start seeing some sights and exploring so look out for more of what we actually do in Siem Reap!!!

Paris X

New Years Resolution update:

11.04.2017 (Week 15 of challenge) Books Read:

  1. A Dance With Dragons 1: Dreams And Dust – George R. R. Martin
  2. A Dance With Dragons 2: After The Feast – George R. R. Martin
  3. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  4. Comfort food – Kitty Thomas
  5. Mark One – John Hindmarsh (must read sequel at some point)
  6. Girl Undone – Marla Madison
  7. The Sick House – Ambrose Ibsen
  8. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  9. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  10. Survivor The Triumph Of An Ordinary Man In The Khmer Rouge Genocide – Chum Mey
  11. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules – Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  12. Bone Pit: A Chilling Medical Suspense Thriller – Bette Golden Lamb and J. J. Lamb
  13. Sabotage – Dale Wiley
  14. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  15. **Currently 400 pages into War And Peace so might take a while***

Status: ONE WEEK BEHIND

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