Siem Reap

Siem Reap was nothing like I expected. I think I was expecting somewhere like Manila in the Philippines shanty towns and not many western places or somewhere just generally poorer without big names.

I was so wrong, there are many tourists and a few high rise posh hotels and of course budget hotels. Its very westernised. I was in shock when we went on the hunt for food. The majority of restaurants are westernised and all the locals have apple mac laptops which is weird.

I was starting to think Cambodia was like Wakanda from the movie Black Pantha! 

The currency is messed up as they use US dollars and their own currency. Its very cheap a draft beer is cheaper then a can of soda. You can get a beer for $0.50 and a really good Pina coladá for $3.50 in high end restaurants. The local Cambodian restaurants are very cheap and everywhere has Wi-Fi.

The famous pub street is as you guessed loads of bars and clubs. The Cambodian people are genuinely really nice and smiley which is always good.  To rent a bike for 24hrs costs $5. Some of the roads in Siem Reap are terrible like dirt tracks others have tarmac and smooth.

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