SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA OCTOBER 2013: When night falls
Contrary to what I led you to believe from what I said here, I actually did only two things during my second night in Siem Reap and those were:
- Go to a Dinner and Cultural Show (for US$8-10/each— sorry, not entirely sure because we just went along with the group of friends we met because we were spent after a looong day of being awed by the Angkor Wat)
The performers did a couple of numbers but my favorite was the coconut dance, which you can watch a version of here.
- Go to the Angkor Night Market (for… well, depending on how crazy you’re going to go shopping)
A piece of shopping advice (from the person who bought zilch haha): HAGGLE until the saleslady (or man!) asks you “How much can you pay?” That’s when you get the upper hand and goes home with not only a cheaper souvenir but also a freebie!
And then after two nights in Cambodia, we were headed back to Vietnam!
We took a sleeper’s bus at around 11PM, which was pretty comfortable… except that we were all placed in the bottom bunk. HELLO FEET OF EVERYBODY. I cannot really tell you anything about the ride because I FELL ASLEEP. Woke up in Phnom Penh six hours after, feeling my bladder about to explode.
And then some more hours later, Ho Chi Minh again!
We walked around Bui Vien (the street behind Pham Ngu Lao Road, which is tagged as the backpackers’ district) and found one of the best budget hotels in the area. But more on that - and the rest of the things we did in HCM - later!