I was in Cambodia 4 years ago and fell in love with Siem Reap-hard! I always told myself I would come back and a few years later, and here I am, with my whole family with me and my daughter in tow. I know I always say I love every single city I visit, but I'm thinking it's more the traveling and discovering new places part that I really love.
From as early as ten years old, I've been traveling sans parents so I really enjoy the feeling of being lost in a new place, finding my own special spots that I go back to every time I visit and just walking and taking everything in. Siem Reap's quaint charm will knock your socks off and make you want to stay a few months and just live simply, as the people here do. For a developing country with such a heartbreaking past, the Khmer people are surprisingly and pleasantly friendly, smile-y people.
|You will find these multi-headed serpents or "nagas" everywhere in Siem Reap.|
|Best mode of transportation-tuktuks! A lot like our local tricycles, just a bit bigger.|
|For yummy ice cream and breakfast-The Blue Pumpkin! (Separate post on this next time!)|
|One of Siem Reap's little lane ways,|
|Entrance of Angkor Thom-protected by both gods and demons.|
|My daughter and I at the entrance of Angkor Thom. Imagine, these things were made centuries ago with no machinery or cement!|
|Some people spent their entire lives building these temples.|
|Family photo outside Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom|
|Street food: Grilled Bananas! Banana-q without the oil and sugar!|
|The Old Market right in the center of the city.|
|Grab a few strong happy hour drinks at The Warehouse.|
|The restaurant that made me change my mind about Khmer food. I used to not like it but the food there was so good! Taking a cooking class today!|