The journey was relatively painless, although quite hot! Crossing the boarder was a little ramshackle; passing from one immigration counter to the next, stamping out and stamping in, etc, etc. Eventually we were in Cambodia. Here we had a nice change of luck as our hot stuffy bus was full, so not knowing what to do with us the driver put us in a taxi for free. He saved us from a 6 hour ordeal on that sweaty bus full of tourists. Instead it took us 2 hours in our fast taxi. Sweet!
Siem Reap is a lovely place that has all the charm of a small Asian town with its dusty roads and markets; but is made even nicer by the French colonial style buildings and the winding river that snakes through its centre. There are plenty of bars, cafes, markets and restaurants to keep you occupied. We've spent our time sampling the local Khmer curry, BBQ and Amok curries that we've both been partial to. The food is a lot more hearty than Thai food, more rustic and filling.
On our trip to the night market we indulged in a very strange Fish Massage. Yes you read that right and no it's not a type-o; FISH Massage. This involves putting your feet into a shallow pool teeming with fish (from Turkey apparently) that then nibble and chomp on the dead skin of your feet for a good 15 minutes. This is whilst you (or indeed Lisa) writhe in agony because it tickles so damn much! After 15 minutes you remove your feet from the pool to find that where your feet were now there is only two bloody stumps... KIDDING! Apparently it softens the skin - and it did - we think... fun though!