I arrived back in Siem Reap on Wednesday afternoon to find a bottle of wine, orchids, and a lovely note in my room from my new boss. The bottle, however, is still chilling in my fridge as I spent the following 48 hours bed bound with flu-type symptoms. It obviously wasn't onset malaria as by Friday evening I was feeling much better! Not having eaten for 2 days I ventured to the newly opened Pizza Company and had a double pepperoni thin & crispy (for medicinal purposes only of course).
Saturday morning my little moto arrived - a 110cc Honda Click - which makes traveling around town much more enjoyable as I am no longer pestered the hell out of by tuk-tuk drivers. I've settled into my hotel now and the staff are very pleasant, particularly the security guard who looks after my little moto at night. There's a small gym and swimming pool here so I hope to do a bit of exercise in the evenings when there isn't much else to do. For dinner I went to Viva Mexican restaurant in the Phsar Chas (Old Market) area for chicken enchiladas and a very good frozen strawberry margarita ($2). I think that might become an occasional tipple after a particularly tiring day!
Today, Sunday, I rode around the Angkor temple complex for an hour before going to Lucky Supermarket, which opened this week, to stock up on breakfast & lunch items (and bumped into two people I know while I was there - I thought that only happened in the UK). I don't intend on eating out every night, probably just at weekends, so I will be visiting Lucky's hot chicken counter quite a lot I think. There are also a number of Khmer restaurants that deliver for free, as long as you order $3 worth of food.
I start work tomorrow, Monday 1st, at 8am so I'm having an early night. My shifts are 8am-4pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday and 12pm-8pm Tuesday & Thursday. I will also be working 8am-10am every other Saturday.
PS. The above photo is taken from the roof terrace of my hotel.