Day 3 Part 2 – Siem Reap – Cambodia – 23 Jan 2012

OK…I meant to close off Day 3 Part 1 by saying that for those coffee lovers…like myself…the Blue Pumpkin has a small shop at the completion of the silk farm tour…great ice cream for the kids and coffee for me.  When you visit Siem Reap you will understand what a little oasis the Blue Pumpkin is.

After the Silk Farm we headed into town for some shopping.  Siem Reap is a small town and so not really the place for shopping.  It is more focused on food and night life however the kids always enjoy a stroll around the markets especially at the Siem Reap prices. Lunch in town at Phsa Chas at the Central Market gave me a chance to try frogs – better than chicken wings just!!!

Afternoon was back at the hotel before a 4:30pm Tuk Tuk arrived to take us to our Sunset Quad Bike Tour – a must!!!  This was just the most awesome fun through the back streets and rice fields.  Molly, being 14, was able to drive a bike herself but they placed an instructor behind her.  Emily, being 11, had to go behind me but for part of the ride she jumped in front of me and drove herself – a real worry is that as you would expect with her she has no nerves when it comes to speed.

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As you ride through the back streets and rice fields there are kids waving and running after you everywhere.  Make sure you take lots of sweets to hand out to them – they are young, cute and with very little.

After sunset and the ride we dashed back to the hotel for a quick shower – we were covered in dust. Then Tuk Tuk into town for dinner at the Temple Balcony in Pub Street.  Meal wise nothing special but the girls wanted to go there for the Apsara Dancing.

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