So. There are times when we forget to feel like tourists… Never mind, go to Angkor and it’s done!
First: Siem Reap, town a few kilometers from Angkor, where he did not take us 10 minutes to realize that this city is not Cambodian: we meet a lot of western people, sometimes dressed so fun with clothes sold at the local market, only for tourists buy! since we are in Asia we have never met a single guy dressed like that … only weared by backpapers white clones! we laugh a little … And we can not say that the city is downright rude, but it is not really pleasant either … All Western comfort, nothing locally!
Khmer-Canadian restaurants that make poutine, other Khmer-Italian with pizzas … Probably so that tourists are not too disoriented…
Incidentally everything costs double the usual price in Cambodia; for the first time we need to seriously haggle with every purchase whatsoever!
That said we took the opportunity to take a little comfort, we also are Western, eh! We stay a few days to visit Angkor and its famous temples.
Angkor deserves its reputation as the site is indeed wonderful and ruins magical… We will avoid pompous descriptions and other history lessons, a good shot of Google will explain it better than us! And the hundred of pictures … see them!
We just happen to navigate between the impressive tourists crowds (see herds at 6am in front of Angkor Wat -including we were part-: fun), but after a few hours of surprises we managed to develop strategies to avoid the big crowds. We take this opportunity to give an award for less discrete tourists and more disrespectful to … Thais! and yes, the rest of us Westerners who already are well positioned were beaten by beautiful specimens! Hefty, as we have very good too.
Truce talk, we still enjoyed their fair values at the wonders of Angkor … Parents or Driss who loved to walk around the temples and enjoy the scenery and jungle ruins standing in his trailer!
Tomorrow we leave by boat to Battambang, which is a big city too, but we hope a little less stared through tourism … before returning to the country side of Cambodia.