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Cambodia: Siem Reap
18 Jun 2014

Arrival

June 18, 2014

from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Departure

June 21, 2014

to Saigon, Vietnam

Weather (Celcius)

Elevation (m)

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Thursday, January 16, 2014 21:53

From the nyt article 52 Places to Go in 2014:

If you’ve seen the temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, then the country’s lost city of Mahendraparvata, its majestic temples on Phnom Kulen and the stone animal carvings at the site of Srah Damrei (elephant pond) should be next on your list. About 30 miles from Siem Reap, Mahendraparvata predates Angkor Wat by about 350 years and was the birthplace of the Khmer Empire in A.D. 802. Although the city has been known about for several decades, researchers in June discovered new temples and a network of roads and dikes that had been concealed under thick mountain vegetation.

Sleep

Rosy Guest House

  • No 74, Slor Kram VIllage, Slor Kram Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • 87% on hostelworld
  • 93% on tripadvisor
  • website
  • $9/night for a tiny double bed private room
  • Up to $30/night for superior double bed private bathroom

Siem Reap Holiday Garden

  • Steng Thmey Village, Svay Dangkum Commune, Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • 87% on hostelworld
  • 75% on tripadvisor
  • Showers are cold water only
  • Not highly recommended - better options nearby

European Guesthouse

  • 0566, Group 2, Banteay Chas Village, Slorkram Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • 83% on hostelworld
  • 85% on tripadvisor
  • Dorms for ~$5/night
  • $15/night for double bed private

Downtown Siem Reap Hostel

  • Bed bugs
  • Poor reviews
  • Bad wifi

Flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Seam Riep, Cambodia

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 09:48

9:45AM | On the monorail, wrong way 9:49AM | On the monorail again, right way. 10:05AM | At KL Sentral. | 10:20AM | On the KLIA Ex. | 10:52AM | At KLIA 2. | 11:21AM | Checked in. | 12:55PM | At the gate. | 1:35PM | Boarded. | 1:53PM | Take off! | 3:28PM | Landed!

19.1J 18.4L

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 15:27

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 16:27

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 17:16

E|S Restaurant

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 17:29

Getting crocodile!

Was just ok. None of the meat was marinated in any way so everything jus tasted like meat. The dipping sauces helped, but meh!

Hungry Ants!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 17:31

The ants here eat your feet and they sting!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 17:38

Barbeque

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 18:06

Bird's Nest

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 19:48

A drink made from bird saliva. Taste like tapioca pearls.

Power Out!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 22:09

Siem Reap Hostel

Thursday, June 19, 2014 07:54

Where we’re staying.

Angkor Wat Group Tour

Thursday, June 19, 2014 08:16

On our way!

Power out again

Thursday, June 19, 2014 22:15

Terrible thunderstorm this evening; and the sunset is gorgeous

Friday, June 20, 2014 18:40

It’s a tropical storm with ground shaking thunder and mind blowing wind, yet the sunset still managed to paint the sky beautiful :)

Chicken Amok

Friday, June 20, 2014 21:33

Really tasty!

Power out

Friday, June 20, 2014 22:08

Flying from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Saturday, June 21, 2014 13:49

| 1:49PM | On a bike to the airport. | 1:50PM | Getting gas. | 1:50PM | On our way! | 2:12PM | At the airport. | 2:23PM | Checked in! Visas were all good :) | 4:07PM | Slippery take off! | 5:18PM | Touch down! | 5:56PM | Through customs! | 6:08PM | On the 152 bus. | 7:14PM | At khoi Hostel.

17.6j 18.5l

Saturday, June 21, 2014 13:55

Arrival

June 18, 2014

from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Departure

June 21, 2014

to Saigon, Vietnam