Time difference: -1 hour
Visited December 2011
Day 1: Arrival in Siem Reap International Airport
Having been intrigued by Angkor Wat, I have always wanted to visit Siem Reap and its UNESCO sites. I would say that it was an atypical place for me to visit, as the places that I’ve been to had always been more of the developed countries. With a pretty last minute decision that was to be Siem Reap, we began trawling through the internet for a tour guide/driver, whereby we settled with our smiley and hardworking English-speaking guide, Koh Chhen.
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, we were picked up by Mr Koh Chhen, who then drove us to our hotel, Bunwin Boutique Hotel for a quick check-in. After which, we started out with a city tour.
While we usually worry about how accustom we would be to the local food, their cuisine was just yummilicious! For the budget conscious, we recommend the little café/restaurant called Khmer Kitchen. I simply love the dish called Amok, which comes with beef, pork, fish or chicken.
Afternote: Our lovely hotel provided free transport to and fro from your destination. Before heading out, all we needed to do was to head to the reception telling them where we wanted to go. They would then bring us there, but also provide a handphone which we could return call once we were done. Agreeing upon the pick-up destination, all we had to do was to wait for them to pick us up. A seriously wonderful and convenient service!