On Friday I left Phnom Penh to go to Siem Reap. The Khmer New Year had already started a bit and all the locals left Phnom Penh to go back to their families. Most buses were full, but gladly I could still get a ticket. It was a 5 or 6 hour long ride with only locals.
I arrived in the afternoon in Siem Reap. It was already quite crowded and a lot of Cambodians were already celebrating New Year.
In the hostel I met three girls from Denmark, with whom I went for some dinner. We had great streetfood, fried rice or noodles with egg. Afterwards we went to the Pub Street where the New year parties were. On our way we already got a lot of baby powder in our face and water. We found this street cocktail bar, where we had a few drinks and also met some others. There was also this cute Cambodian kid that kept throwing baby powder at us, so cute. It was loads of fun.
I also found these ice rolls that you see a lot on facebook, it was amazing!
Saturday, well… Honestly I didn’t really do anything. I slept till 11 or something, had some banana pancakes for breakfast and then I went to the market where I bought a dress for Angkor Wat and the last souvenirs.
After that I had lunch with the girls and we had a pool day. That was really needed though, because it was like 40 degrees.
In the evening we went for some street food again, trying not to get baby powder over us. Well, ofcourse I ended up being the one full with baby powder. The guy behind the bar at our hostel looked a bit weird at me. Oh well…
The next days I went to Angkor Wat, but I will write another post about that. Angkor Wat deserves to have a post on his own.
Thanks for reading, have a nice day!