My 5: Ta Prohm Temple – Angkor, Cambodia.

Ta Prohm Temple Angkor Siem Reap Cambodia

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. November 2015. One of the many things I liked about my day touring Angkor’s amazing temples is that each structure we visited had a clear identity that set it apart from the others. As one of […]

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My 5: Bayon Temple – Angkor, Cambodia.

Carved faces Bayon Temple Angkor Siem Reap Cambodia

1. November 2015. A day or two spent touring the astounding temples of Angkor in Cambodia is one of South East Asia’s definitive highlights. Bayon Temple, known locally as The Temple of Faces, is one of the region’s most impressive structures thanks to its 200+ carved faces of Avalokiteshvara, the earthly manifestation of the Buddha […]

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My 5: Angkor Wat – Angkor, Cambodia.

1. November 2015. It was pitch black as we rumbled through the streets of Siem Reap in our hired tuk tuk. The time was a downright grisly 4:30 in the morning and we were a party of four: yours truly, my girlfriend Sophia, an old friend Chris visiting from London and Sophia’s sullen sister whose […]

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My 5: Cool Spots Around Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Naga Guesthouse Siem Reap Cambodia

1. Naga Guesthouse, November 2015. Searching for a cheap and cheerful place to stay during your visit to Siem Reap? Look no further than the thoroughly decent Naga Guesthouse at 243 Samdach Tep Vong Street. This is where I pitched up for a week’s stay when I first arrived in Siem Reap in late September […]

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My 5: Psar Leu Market – Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Psar Leu Market Siem Reap Cambodia

1. November 2015. Another Asian city, another colorful and frantic market from the Leighton Literature archives. Siem Reap has a ripe market scene, with most people heading for the Old Market right in the heart of town near Pub Street. But if you wanna strip back all the hassle from vendors and their vastly overpriced […]

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My 5: Bon Om Touk Water Festival – Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Bon Om Touk Water Festival Siem Reap Cambodia November 2015

1. November 2015. For the most part Siem Reap is a laid-back city, especially considering the number of tourists it draws in as the gateway to the nearby Angkor temples. Stay away from the frenetic Old Market and the irksome Pub Street and a pleasingly languid, feet-up vibe prevails. If you do want to experience […]

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My 5: Vitking House Restaurant – Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Entrance Vitking House Siem Reap Cambodia

1. November 2015. One of the great joys of daily Siem Reap life as an expat was the excellent cafe and restaurant scene. It didn’t take me long to settle into a routine, with wonderful breakfasts at La Kh’Mère Poulart and Black Sands Café, maybe some Mexican bites at Viva for weekend lunches. Cheap and delicious local dishes […]

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