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Free at last! And where do I go? Another South East Asian countryâ€¦
Because my brother came along, and he is a bit of a burden, my mother was gracious enough to pay for the whole trip. Which was super nice- way better than I wouldâ€™ve done on my backpacker budget. We flew there and back, and had a nice hotel (with a pool!). If I had planned the trip on my own it wouldâ€™ve been bumpy bus rides and fan hostel rooms.
Thank you Daddy and Mommy.
Out first day in Siem Reap was very chill- got picked up at the airport by the tour guide, was driven to the hotel and that day was a free day. We couldâ€™ve done anything- gone to the lake or the cultural center- but I just recently left a life of two years spent sitting in a village with few amenitiesâ€¦that a/c hotel room and swimming pool were enough to entertain me for that first afternoon.
We arranged to have the 3 day
Every day we followed the same schedule: 8am pick, tour around the temples until lunch, have lunch with our guides at local restaurants and then rest at the hotel until 3pm (itâ€™s pretty hot in
Having lived in Thailand for two years I was pretty prepared to Cambodiaâ€¦what I wasnâ€™t prepared for was the Khmerâ€™s (Cambodians) attitudes towards Thai people- the Khmer donâ€™t like the Thai too much, and thatâ€™s saying it politely. Other than that the Khmer were some of the friendliest people Iâ€™ve ever met: genuinely smiley and happy to help.