Well, that is if you wan’t me to buy everything. I kind of got a little excited tonight and bought 6 pairs of pants, 4 scarves and 2 tanks. I think I spent maybe $30. You go Cambodia.
We had a longish day, but man was it worth it. We got up at about 8:30 and met our new friends Sophie and Phillipe to head to the Cambodian border. We stopped to get some new passport photos as Sophie had forgotten hers and mine were too large. We were then off to the border.
I found it really cool as we were able to cross the border on foot! We went through an arch in the shape of Angkor Wat and got our visas on the Cambodian side. In no time, we were off through passport control and on our way to Siem Reap.
We got into Siem Reap about 1pm and checked into our hostel. We went out for lunch after and walked around town. I ended up finding a wicked deal on a North Face backpack as they sell last season’s stuff here (makes sense as its made here)! We wandered through the markets in town and then Katelyn found somewhere to get a SIM Card. I’m horrible with losing things (RIP $10 bill) and don’t want to risk losing my SIM card to do that. As soon as she was done we popped into a store and before we knew it we were caught in a monsoon.
We waited it out in the store until it let up (or so we though) and grabbed a Tuk Tuk to get our Angkor Passes. We underestimated the amount of water in the streets and soon found ourselves ankle deep in rainwater (#RipBirks). We slowly made our way through the rain to the Angkor Ticket office. If you buy it after 5pm it doesn’t count for that day and you can use it on the next day!
We had sent our Tuk Tuk that took us to Angkor back as we had to wait for our passes. So, we grabbed another one and arranged a tour for tomorrow. We’re going to bike the 2 days after that but wanted to know the history of the place. We were soon exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat with very tourists around. It was surreal to be in a place that I’ve only dreamt of being. I can’t wait to explore the rest of it!
We headed back to the hotel to get arranged for dinner. We were soon off to Pub Street and then the night market for dinner and some shopping! I ended up having some local crocodile for dinner (as it was cheapest out of the proteins) and it wasn’t bad! The cheap beer helped wash it down well.
Before we knew it we found ourselves haggling with the ladies of the night market. No, they are not prostitutes. They are ladies that work in the night market. Get your mind out of the gutter. We learned their ways and were soon beating them at their own game (as evidenced by my spoils of war). My favourite item I bought has to be a Tank Top that says “No Money No Honey” on it. I wanted to get a few other ones but alas they did not fit giants like me.
Alrighty, I’m off to watch some TV. I’m going through Friends withdrawl.