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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cambodia 1.12 - Part 3: Sei, Khmer Kitchen, U & Me Spa & Photo Album

After the sunset, we went back to the tuk tuk meeting point.
Our driver, Bunlong was playing some kind of game with other tuk tuk drivers.
They formed a circle, kicked an object back and forth to keep it in the air.
Hans joined them after awhile.  We later learned from Bunlong that the game was called "Sei". 

As the sky got darker, We asked Bunlong to take us back downtown.
Having read many good reviews about Khmer Kitchen, it was the first restaurant I wanted to try.
When we got to the restaurant, Bunlong offered to wait for us while we had dinner.
We sent him home.

We ordered some signature Cambodian dishes: Cashew milkshake, Angkor beer, Khmer style chicken soup, Lok Lak with beef (Beef was a bit tough), and Amok Fish (Hans' favorite).
The Cambodian dishes were similar to Thai in terms of seasonings and ingredients. The food was good, but it did not have the "WOW" factor I was hoping for. 

After dinner, we walked around the old market & night market.  Many restaurants, bars, shops, and spas were geared towards tourists.  You could hear languages spoken from all parts of the world walking on the streets. However, I did not feel that Siem Reap was overly touristy that it lost its local charm.

We were getting tired.  A foot massage seemed like a good call especially given the price here: $5 to $8 an hour; a friction of what we pay in New York.

There were plenty of spas in Siem Reap. We randomly walked into "U & ME SPA".
The massage was heavenly, just what we needed.  We were content, relaxed, and sleepy.  Time to call it a night!


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