Siem Reap in Cambodia and Bangkok in Thailand was fun. I’m glad that we didn’t rush into scenes and had time off to retreat. Most of my travels usually were getting to different tourist spots and other famous destinations. Sure, we also did some sight-seeing in Siem Reap and Bangkok but we weren’t in a hurry which made it all the more worthwhile.
temple-hopping in Cambodia
I was able to travel to two cities in two countries over the past week and I thought I could easily update this site with pictures and snippets just to give out glimpses of the places and things we did. However, I’m having difficulty where to start. With so many pending entries and backlogs from different trips, it’s a challenge for me to maintain this site and keep it current. But I’ll figure out a way.
fish spa at 3 USD
For now, let me just post a few photos of scenes in these countries. Each place has its own charm and story to tell which enriches one’s knowledge on how people go about their way of life.
Went temple-hopping in Siem Reap and was amazed at how these temples were built centuries ago. I also realized that Khmer (Cambodian) people are kind-hearted in nature.
Khmer landmine victims playing musical instruments
I’m fancying the food too! I’ve been missing a lot on eating authentic cuisines from the places I’ve gone to (Malaysia and Hong Kong) that’s why I didn’t want to miss out on eating Thai and Khmer food. I’m not a chili-food type of person but my taste buds were craving for spicy dishes every time we sat down and ate.
Bangkok was a different scene probably because of the crowd. I’ve never seen so many Caucasians converge in one road. Bars, pubs and all-night partying was a normal occurrence. I knew it was going to be a lively scene, but I didn’t think it was that alive.
one pub in Khao San Road, hundreds more on different sides
My main goal in visiting Thailand was fulfilled. It wasn’t the best sight but one can leave his mouth agape due to the power of muscle contraction. With darts, bananas, whistles and the famous ping pong balls flying everywhere.
famous spot at Suvarnabhumi airport
I’ve so many stories to share but so little time and energy to write. A pile of emails are flooding my Inbox and I have to deal with catching up on office work. For now, let these few photos capture the different tales I can’t wait to blog about.
Here’s a couple of comprehensive guides about Siem Reap:
- Tips and Things to Know about Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Digital Nomad Life: One Month in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Check out my other adventures here:
- Quick Update from Bousavy Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Siem Reap and Bangkok Chronicles
- Getting There: Cebu to Manila to Clark to Bangkok to Aranyaprathet to Siem Reap
- No Ordinary Train Ride From Bangkok to Aranyaprathet
- Bangkok to Siem Reap: Avoid Scammers from Aranyaprathet to Poipet Border
- Where to Stay: Bousavy Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Where to Stay: Victory Guesthouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Cambodia Trip: Angkor Thom Gate, Bayon Temple and Elephant Terrace
- Cambodia Trip: Trees in Ta Prohm Temple, Siem Reap
- Cambodia Trip: Walking Barefoot at Angkor Wat Temple
- Cambodia Trip: Pre Rup, Banteay Srei and East Mebon Temples
- Cambodia Trip: Haggling Prices in Angkor Night Market
- Cambodia Trip: Those Khmer Kids Selling Merchandise
- Cambodia Trip: Chill Out and Relax at Pub Street in Siem Reap
- Cambodia Trip: Insightful Conversations Over a Fish Massage
- Cambodia Trip: Land Mine Victims
- Cambodia Trip: A Guide to Eating Cheap Khmer Food in Siem Reap
- Cambodia Trip: Engrish and Random Sights in Siem Reap
- Cambodia Trip: Shuttle Bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok, Thailand
- Total Budget Expense in Siem Reap, Cambodia
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18 thoughts on “Siem Reap and Bangkok Chronicles”
awesome photo with you in the temple 🙂
hmmm, dart, bananas, whistles and ping pong balls, you went all the way to Thailand to see these things 😉
Like the scene at Khao San Road seems like you could meet a lot of kindred souls there…
I miss KSR! glad u guys had fun! hanep na naman yung pose mu, buti d ka sinita ng mga Khmer guard! haha
First pic: Good thing the temple didn't fall down to pieces!
And Thai food is amazing! What particular food did you eat there?
haha, hirap nga kapag daming backlogs…
siem reap, i miss!
@Thailan Reisen: Thanks, more photos coming up!
@lakwatseradeprimera: haha. that was the highlight of my trip and not the temples. 😀
@marky: indeed! it’s a backpacker’s haven as they say.
@thepinaysolobackpacker: i want to go back to Khao San ROad gael! haha. actually mas marami pa yung pose ko na ganun. watch out. hehe.
@will: it was still strong. the guard was just passing by but he didn’t scold me or anything. not sure about the food anymore but definitely i had my a lot of spice in it! sarap ng food talaga!
@james: good luck na lang talaga. ewan ko ba kung paano ko toh gawin ang mga backlogs. good luck.
The first photo – parang cover ng TRAVEL and LEISURE magazine. FIERCE!!! Hahahaha. Magawa nga din yan in the future. Cant wait sa mga next stories at photos pa. The best ang mga adventures mo.
Yay! Nag PatPong ka noh? Ahahahaha!! 😀 Sige take your time lang. Mag work ka na daw muna ahihihi 😉
saya…kakamiss ang siem reap at bangkok.post ka pa marami pics
i agree na nakakapagod ang mga backlog na posts. ha ha but it's all good at least maraming trips!
mukhang alam ko na nangyari sa khao san road? kuwentooo! lahat na yata nandun! nakalimutan ko meron isang girl na nagbebenta ng beer naka monobloc chair lang tapos may tables. yung girl nakasalamin basta siya may-ari. mabait siya and nanlilibre ng drinks! he he tinginan nga lahat kasi bakit free? mabait siya sa pinoy pero thai siya!
@Rizalenio: haha. marami pang ganyan na pics! hehe
@dyanie: yeah. will be posting more next time. 😀
@chris: haha. will do!
@pinoy boy: jerik! onga. wala lang naman. wholesome lang naman sa khao san. babalik ako dun one of these days!
ang cool nung fish spa! can't wait to read your future posts on each one of the pics here 😀
@smarla: napepressure na ako! lol 😀
Post po kayo kwento at pics sa Bangkok trip.
your blog was recommended by doi (travelling feet)… true enough iv learned so much re: bk-sr trip
@Ann: will do when I have the time. Really sorry, work has been occupying my time.
@rayanne: salamat rayanne! hope to write more articles soon! 😀
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