Hangin' at the Aqua
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Siem Reap was a six-hour, $6 bus ride from Phnom Penh and an ideal spot to hang out for a few days waiting for the U.S. Embassy to open so I can get pages added to my passport. I had already been out to Angkor Wat on several earlier visits so spent most of this one hanging out at the Aqua Bar, a one dollar tuk tuk ride from the Old Market area. Since being listed in Lonely Planet a couple of years ago, business at the edge-of-town place had gradually increased. Saturday, more than a dozen travelers swam or basked pool-side during morning sunshine and afternoon rains. On Sunday, many of the local expats brought their kids to swim and play in the pool.
The tropical garden between the pool and the bar had grown in nicely with thicker vegetation than on my last visit.