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Day 83 ( 27th Feb 2016) HELLO SIEM REAP !! Last night ended with hopping onto the night bus that contained bunk beds. Each bed was meant for two people, so you sleep next to or more like on top of the stranger next to you since it is about half the size of a normal single bed mattress and there are two people. Luckily I managed to barter with the bus driver to let us sleep next to the people I knew, so ended up next to Lulune. The gap between each bunk were you walk down the aisle is so small you have to walk sideways down it. However, I do like the idea of travelling at night and not missing out on time in the place you are heading to.
So this morning we arrived at about 7:30am in the morning and caught a tuk tuk to our sister accommodation that holds volunteers. We had a shower got ready and then went out for breakfast at "Little Red Fox", apparently it has the best coffee in Siem Reap. It was really cute with plants all around. The only downfall was the counters were a bit high to eat at. I ended up putting my plate on my lap to eat. Side note: I am slightly on the short side so will be most likely fine for others of an "average " height.
We wondered around town until we came across a backpackers that had a pool. None of us had swimsuits with us but we just jumped in anyway just to cool off as it was so hot. We are there looking slightly out of place for about 3 hours but had fun never the less. Walked down the road to meet a friend Loy for lunch. The restaurant Lucky was really well presented and would highly recommend going there. While eating we looked up a good pool and then headed over to a hotel nearby that looked amazing and didn't cost a cent to get into. All you do is ring ahead of time and ask if you may use their facilities. Once there you can order drinks and lay by a 5 star hotels pool all in a private setting. After a couple of hours by the pool we headed back to where we were staying, picked up Jarred’s bag, before headed out to pub street - a must do when in Siem Reap. We all went to dinner at a traditional restaurant. After the rest visited a few more bars while we went between looking around at the night market surrounding the streets. We left the last bar where you could sit on the top deck and watch everyone go by in pub street. We hopped into a tuk tuk and headed for the airport.
Once we arrived his flight booking line was full so instead of waiting in the line for an hour we all just lay on the grass outside and watched the comings and goings of different people from around the world. I never knew how popular the Siem Reap airport would be at 10:00pm at night. It was an emotional goodbye for Luluen as they will not see each other for many months. The rest if us waited for the tuk tuk driver to come back from repairing the wheel which had gone flat on our drive to the airport before returning to the volunteer house to sleep for a couple of hours .
xx Kirsty Claire xx