White sand, blue waters, clear skies aha! still mesmerized by this beautiful island! This was my 2nd trip to Boracay but i still fell in love with this place in the same way i did for the 1st time. The best time to visit this island is from April – October, if you looking for some quite time and less crowd. Being one of the top international destinations it becomes crazy crowded and expensive from November – March so avoid it if you can during this time. Continue reading
Friendly people, mouth-watering cuisine, the world famous Angkor Wat, vibrant culture and legendary nightlife… and my list goes on!! I was amazed every moment on my impromptu 3-day trip to Siem Reap.
What to see in 3 days?
- Day 1: A must see!! Angkor wat alone takes an entire day. I would suggest seeing the mesmerizing sunsrise at Angkor Wat and then continuing the trip inside the temple once the sun is up. You would require a tour guide if you are really keen on knowing the history of the place. They charge you around $14 for the entire day. By the end of the day you’ll be tired and would like to relax and have a good meal. So I would suggest restaurants near Pub Street for a good meal and some nightcap. And for the dare devils you can try the bugs, snakes that street hawkers sell 🙂
Sunrise at Angkor Wat
you can find history narrated on the walls of Angkor Wat
World famous Angkor Wat
- Day 2: spend the next day seeing the other main ancient ruins Ta Prohm, Bayon temple (my fav) , Banteay Srei. You can end your day by seeing the sunset at the sunset point and then grab some dinner and do some local shopping at night market (good place to buy souvenirs) before you hit the bed.
happy faces 🙂
Buddha Statue opposite Bayon Temple
- Day 3: you can have relaxed picnic day by the Lake or just roam around the city before you leave for your next destination!
Good to know
- The best and effective way to get around is by tuk tuk. You can rent it for an entire day for around $20 max. You can also rent a bike for cheap but its very tiring and will be time consuming to go one place to other.
- When visiting temples and ancient ruins dress conservatively. No bare shoulders and no knees exposed. And that goes for both men and women.
- Everywhere USD is accepted. Even if you don’t have the local currency its not an issue. Everyone accepts USD, from restaurants and shops to tuk tuk drivers.
- Bargain! Don’t pay the price that they ask for. When shopping at night market or taking a tuk tuk, make sure you bargain.
temple inside Angkor Wat
Ramayana (hindu mythology) carved on the walls of Angkor Wat
dare to eat some?
yes these are edibles 🙂
but this was my meal the first night i landed in Cambodia! fried rice from a street hawker! i love street food cause i feel thats where you get to taste the real local flavors!!
Friendly Cambodian 🙂