Thursday, November 13, 2014

Siem Reap, Cambodia

We took the day off from the tours and did our own thing.  Siem Reap is a very tourist town with more hotel rooms than family homes.  We walked to the river that splits the town into East and West sides.  The West is the touristy area and the East is locals.  We walked along the river to the market.  There was a shop close to the market that had a fish tank in it so we had our feet massaged by fish.  At first it was very ticklish but after awhile it felt great.  We stayed in for about 30 minutes.  

We went to the local market which was very crowded, especially in the food section.  People over here shop everyday for the food they are going to eat that day.  Always fresh veggies and fruit.

We took a remok (Cambodian version of a Tuk-Tuk)) back to the hotel where we went for a swim and had a massage.  In the afternoon the entire group went for a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake to look at a floating village.  After cruising around for awhile, we stopped at a floating wedding in the village.  Our group took up a collection for the bride and groom so we were treated royally.

After the wedding we went on carts pulled by water buffaloes.  It was fun but dusty and bumpy.

Tomorrow Angkor Wat!

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