Well we made it to the town of Siem Reap in Cambodia 😊.
We took a tuk-tuk (which here has 4 wheels and comprises a scooter) to Siem Reap rooms guest house( http://www.siemreaprooms.com )
Every evening we saw the sun set from the roof and we also had a small pool for Jed to enjoy himself in. We’ve booked here for 10 days so gives us plenty of time to visit the famous site of Angkor.
The town is full of tourists so there are many restaurants, bars, cafes and shops lining most streets. The main Street is called Pub street. That’s where most tourists ate for every meal of the day. But if you searched the streets going off the main you find less people and have a feel of French streets. They reminded me much of France, for example the backstreets of Nice in the south which gave it a great feeling for me. Some buildings also slightly appeared French. All of this was to be expected since the French ruled this country for 90 years.
There were many fish tanks about filled with Doctor fish (a.k.a Nibble fish, Kangal fish or Bonefish). These fish feed on the skin of humans and are used as a spa treatment. Since there were so many we decided to have a go (even Jed attempted and was greatly entertained). So we picked a certain tank (which now I think about it looks like the one with the biggest fish in it out of all we’ve seen) and dipped our feet in.
They immediately came and started nibbling, they seemed to like Auntie Karen’s the best since she had blisters. Feet are my most ticklish spot so…I wasn’t exactly calm for the full time we were in. I laughed and many heads turned towards us with grins plastered on their faces and eyebrows raised watching me giggle uncontrollably. I twisted Auntie Karen’s, mums and even Jed’s fingers whilst trying to keep it together. But it was an interesting experience that I would recommend to all (even to those ticklish).
We explored the town well and knew of many favourite places to eat and go. A few days into our stay we went and booked our tickets for the site of Angkor. You have the choice of a 1 day ticket, 3 days (which you can use over a week) and a 7 day ticket (can use over 1 month).
We visited the Cambodian circus otherwise known as the Phare Circus as it has had great reviews. I’m sooo glad we went. It is a definite must do! Very different to any I’ve been to which made it better. It was more of a dance and music than acrobatics but you got all 3. Jed was also greatly enthralled into it all.
Since we weren’t staying for a month and one day wasn’t enough we chose the 3 day one. With the ticket came a free trip into the site to see the sun set. So of course we didn’t bat an eyelid and did the trip.
The tuk-tuk took us far into the sight to Pre Rup temple. Many people had already arrived, walking up the steps to find a spot to see the sun go.
We took our time (with Jed asleep) to the top, found a quieter spot and watched the sun disappear into the thick green jungle.
Lucky for us it wasn’t cloudy so we saw it right until the very end.