Well we made it after a grulling 6hr coach ride, and a scary pitt stop where Garath was being chased by a girl selling fruit to him with a massive pet spider on her shoulder! She found it funny! They were acctually selling them as food crispy fried spider, cockroach, and other bugs.
So far Siem Reap seems a little more expensive, damn that dollar! Were in a place called the Garden Village, a hostel more than a hotel which is nice. Plenty of westeners milling around and 50cent beer on the roof top bar!
We checked into our room after a half hour of bartering, in the end $10 for the four of us in an air con room, en suit and G's sleeping on a matress on the floor which is fine for him we are traveling afterall!
We dropped off our bags and relaxed watching the electric storm float around, it didnt affect our night as we sat in the roof top bar sipping on a nice cold beer, it mearly added a wow factor to the evening.
Theres a night market just up the road from us, great we thought.
Well in fact it was just an expensive tourist market "ahhh i do cheap price for you sir", "ahhh you buy something lady" how about no! This market even has a 4D cinema playing films on ''pol pot'', and Dr fish - a fish tank which you dip your feet into and let fish eat the dead skin off your feet .
After the market we went back to the room to discover we had been invaded by ants, they are everywhere. We think its the weather driving them indoors, there was no way G was going to be sleeping on the floor! After an hour of the security man spraying insect killer in the room and trying to sweep them out we couldnt get the window open, all we could do was evacuate for an hour or two to let the room breath and get rid of the raid. I decided to share the single bed with Garath, in the morning we got a reduced price on the room.
Yesterday we went to a nice cheapy market and bought some more pressies! We saw some nice places to eat in town and saw Suzanne who we met in Luang Prabang, she has recomended a few places to eat and were going to eat with her one night. she is volunteering at a hospital here, she says its realy bad, she saw 2 amputations yesterdsy and 2 young people died last week due to bad water and bad diet. There is so many people under the poverty line here who cannot afford the treatmant they need, and dont realize when theyre poisoning themselves with dirty water.
We were going to the temples today but it rained in the morning, so were going tomorow. We just had a lazy day today watching tv in the common room and checked out the post office. blog again soon! Loves and hugs xxx