Arrived in Siem Reap, I decided to go visit the Angkor Wat temples. I met Guillaume, a french dude who knew me through the wanaka sun, the newspaper in Wanaka while he was staying there. He contacted me through Instagram and we had a beer together then we planned to go explore the temples by bicycle in a couple of days.
Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
It’s weird how a such a cultural place can attract such a crazy town by its side. When I arrived in Siem Reap, I didn’t really liked it. It was by night and there was many people in the street everywhere, brights lights, loud music screaming out of every bar… Not the kind of place that I usually like.
While I was here, I’ve been scammed by a lady who asked me to buy her milk for her kid. As I was tired and didn’t really aware I bought her a $30 box of powder milk for baby. I realised very soon that it was a scam. Two hours later I came back to the store to buy something to eat for myself and saw her with a guy ready to buy her a box of milk. I told the guy that I just did buy her the same box 2 hours before. He thanks me and we realised that we were living a few km away in France. So we went for a beer.
Phnom Penh is an amazing place with many (huge) temples and each temple is very unique. It doesn’t look at all like the other ones around. It was such a great time and very long day exploring the area by walk and bicycle.
There is some pics of the temples:
Mainstream MSX, one of my sponsors, sent me a parcel with some new products but as Fed Ex can’t ship to Siem Reap, I had to go to Phnom Penh to get it. It’s 6 hours of bus one way. While I was in Phnom Penh I realised that I couldn’t find my passeport anymore. So I decided to come back to Siem Reap and check out my bags left with my bike in a bike shop in Siem Reap. No passeport here neither… Bad news. I went to the tourist police in Siem Reap to make a declaration then I got back down to Phnom Penh and went to the French embassy to ask for a new one. I’ll have to wait two weeks to get it. Not too bad. I’ll go to the islands and Kampot.
Koh Rong Samloem and Kampot
I took a bus to Sihanoukville then a boat to the island Koh Rong Samloem. Such a paradise and I decided to not touch my computer anymore for the time that I was there just to have a real break.
There is some photographs of this paradise:
Finally, I went to Kampot, famous for its pepper fields. Really nice little town and Bokor Mountain is amazing to explore with many abandoned buildings. There is some photographs:
Since Monday 22nd of May i’m back in Phnom Penh and as I’m writing this article it’s Wednesday 24th and I didn’t receive my passeport yet. Hopefully I got it by tomorrow…. this case is to continue.