We have done it! One week in Siem Reap, Cambodia actually a little bit more but for the sake of making this late blog feel like it was on time, we will say a week.
It feels like home. Which is a good thing since we put some good ole American dollars down on this cute little spot that's a little away from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap but close enough to feel like we aren't in the wilderness.
We've been diligent and I've climbed more stairs this week than I have in my my entire life and let go of some things we thought we had to have for things we were okay with. Well one our pocket agreed with..lol There was one that was amazing, the price was too. Amazingly high.
We are finding out that Siem Reap has it all from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs when it comes to apartments and homes. Seriously you can pay as much as if you were in NYC. Which is just really odd to me since lets be honest this ain't NYC or any community/city in America.
Even saying that, we really like it. It's easy to like. Simplicity wrapped in growing clothe.
Things we've learned so far.
1. The power will go out. Expect it and plan for it. Almost every dang day so far. It gets hot quickly.
2. The more "western" the food the more it will cost and possibly cost more than what you would pay in America. But its good though, seriously.
3. Tuk Tuk drivers are annoying as hell. Practice your resting bitch face, you will need it.
4. American Dollars are needed. I feel like I'm at the worlds biggest strip club, with a pocketful of ones.
5. Unless the roads are paved, walking here is taking your life in your hands. I've almost twisted my ankle three or four times.
6. We've been trailed in the big grocery store twice. Yea...it's here too. Mighty Racism.
7. The people are friendly as hell. Seriously. Annoyingly so at times. I get it,
Black folks walking. I would stare too..lol But the customer service has been A1 at every establishment we've been to. America could learn some lessons.
8. Honey Lemon Iced Tea is the nectar of the Gods. I don't wanna know what's in it just pour it down my throat.
9. Don't drink the water.
10. Go with the flow. It is what it is. I want grits. I know it's not gonna happen, so I eat rice and imagine it's grits. Be happy, ecstatic really if you run into someone that speaks English. I speak zero Khmer.
That's all I have for now. Below are some pics of our first week. Not as many as I expected but we've been living in the moment and that's a great thing!