|Street scene, Siem Reap|
We were in town for three nights. We arrived by boat from Battambang and picked up a tuk-tuk driver at the dock to take us the 15km into town (it was the dry season so we weren't able to go as far up river as you can in the rainy season!). Once there, we checked into our hotel and went for a wander around town. We found a decent selection of shops with many more international products available than we have at home in Vietnam. We whiled away an hour or so watching the world go by as we sipped on deliciously cold beer.
|FCC, Siem Reap|
For dinner on that first evening, we headed for the FCC. We had had such a good experience at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Phnom Pehn (I wrote about it here), that we wanted to repeat it. All I can say is that we shouldn't have bothered! FCC Siem Reap is simply trading on the name of its authentic counterpart in the capital. The food and service were but a pale imitation and the ambience was non-existent. I wish we hadn't sullied our memories of the original!
On our last night in Siem Reap, we went to a Cambodian restaurant where, as well as fantastic food, we were treated to a traditional dancing show. To eat, we ordered a mixed platter for two people which consisted of a range of curries, spring rolls and rice dishes served in banana leaves. Every dish was fresh and tasty, but we particularly enjoyed amok, the local speciality.
|Elephant statues by the river|
|Dried fish at the market|
Overall, we really enjoyed our time in Siem Reap and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if we find our way back there someday!
You can see more of my photos of Siem Reap here.