After two weeks we finally tore ourselves away from the comfort and familiarity of Hotel9 and Phnom Penh. We travelled to Siem Reap on the ‘Mekong Express Limousine Bus’ which is a very grand name for a somewhat ordinary bus. Still it got us there in one piece after another six hour journey. On arrival we went through the now familiar routine of negotiating with the tuk-tuk driver and politely but firmly declining his offer to take us to ‘Yeta-Nother Guest House at very special price’
‘Same Same But Different’ is a phrase you often hear in Asia and means just what is says. So it is with Siem Reap. Tuk-Tuks, street markets, street vendors and beggars are all here however the big draw is the temples at Angkor Wat, hailed as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, which we look forward to visiting tomorrow!