Cambodia: First Day in Cambodia!

I went to Cambodia last 23rd April with my girlfriend and some friends. We stayed there for a few days. It was awesome. So many things to talk about the trip but because I don’t usually post about my adventure in foreign countries, I dunno how to write it. But I see it as a challenge so here we go. LOL.

 

Siem Reap

We arrived at Siem Reap airport around 2pm and the flight took 1 hour. And I realised that no matter how many times I sit on an airplane, my motion sickness will always be there. Damn.

Enweiz, here’s how the airport looks like. It’s a small airport but quite beautiful.
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Okay, this picture is weird. It’s so dark, can’t see the guy so I had to do something haha. He’s our pick-up service to the hotel. And he likes to smile. A lot. Which is a great thing. I don’t wanna be greeted by the first Cambodian I meet who is gloomy. Wakaka just kidding.
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His name is Vibol and during the drive to the hotel, he explains everything we should know like what food is the best and where are the best places to go and all that. I forgot the driver’s name. I think it’s Pete. Okay, I just made that up while writing this post. Just for the sake of the driver having a name.

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Some pictures I took on the way to the hotel…
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GPS be like, “You have arrived at your destination.”

Welcome to Borei Angkor Resort and Spa!
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More pictures of the hotel later at the end of the post, okay.

While waiting for our room, and having a short briefing (Ya, briefing about the hotel and stuff), they gave us some delish snack. I think the drinks are Pandan Leaves extract but not sure about the food.
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Then, we got our room settled.

Thank you very much, Vibol. And as usual, I like to take pictures with everyone.
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Happy Anniversary!

April 23rd was my gf and I, our anniversary being together. Hehe. My girlfriend informed the hotel staff that it was our special day…

And they did all of this…

Just awesome. Just look at that bed. I was like, “I’m gonna take a few pictures before I destroy the bed hahaaha”.
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Click, click, click.
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Them rose petals, oh my.IMG 8478 Cambodia: First Day in Cambodia!IMG 8479 Cambodia: First Day in Cambodia!IMG 8481 Cambodia: First Day in Cambodia!

Just brushing off my photography skills kekeke.

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What is this… wine? And some fruits? Is this a photo shoot or something. Or the previous people from this room is a painter and forgot his props haha. This is just ridiculous. I just laughed when I saw the wine.
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Oya, check out the cool washroom.
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And another awesome decoration. Rose petals in the bathtub.
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Okay, enough admiring the room. We were so hungry so after a bath we straight away went to find something to eat.

 

Khmer Charming Restaurant

Their main public transportation is Tuk-Tuk and here’s what it looks like from the passenger seat.
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We were headed for Khmer Charming Restaurant.

Annnnd we have arrived at aww shut up GPS voice lol.

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This is Khmer Charming Restaurant. It’s one of the famous restaurants nearby our hotel so of course we had to go here.

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There weren’t many customers that day, so a more comfortable picture taking sessions lol.

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And a few pictures of the restaurant. It’s actually empty at the time haha.

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Okay, our food is here! Hungry, gila.

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So, this is my dish. Khmer Lok Lak (pork) and it tastes grrreat. I know it’s mainly because I’m super hungry haha.
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Next one is gf’s food of choice, Fried Khmer Noodle (shrimp). I still like mine better. Haha.
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And this is Fish Amok. The hotel staff mentioned about this so we took it. It has a unique taste, hard to describe. It’s good for me though.
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And we ordered 3 drinks because we are thirsty wakaka.

Orange Juice
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Fruit Punch
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Fresh Fruits Shake
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Okay, our tummy is full. Tired and full. I need bed. Let’s go back to the hotel.

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Borei Angkor Resort and Spa

So like I said earlier, pictures of the hotel. Did I mentioned that it’s a 5 Star Hotel? No? Well, now you know. lol.

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A bit of entertainment here for those who are dining outside.
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Didn’t take much pictures as you can see. But the hotel is beautiful.

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Good morning!

This is the view from our room in the morning. The pool seems fun but we had to go meet our friends.
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Let’s have some wine first, shall we. Hehe.
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Just wine? Hell, no. I need to prepare for the day, dude.

Look at that face. Do I look like I’m ready to face the day? I need food.
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And here is what I call the perfect breakfast. Well, perfect breakfast for me.

Main ingredients:
Something, something, and bacon. Lots of bacon.
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Presenting Mr. Sean, the Hotel/General Manager. He helped us a lot when we were looking for a place to have dinner the previous night. He’s the one who booked the place and asked for our transportation.
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This is the hotel lobby. See I told you it’s beautiful. There’s even someone there playing music hehe.
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And we’re off for another exciting day, in another post. Haha.

Okay, bye.

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Article written by

Armstrong. Not Strong Arms. Haahahaa.

22 Responses

  1. Nick Chan
    Nick Chan May 25, 2014 at 20:45 | | Reply

    Congratulation on your anniversary, it seems like a good vacation for you two and had a great time in Cambodian! Cheers!

  2. Rungitom
    Rungitom May 26, 2014 at 23:38 | | Reply

    That pick up guy, sweet boots bro! :D

  3. beaty
    beaty May 28, 2014 at 15:25 | | Reply

    Hihi pny la siok arms..ada rose petals..hihi…

  4. Just
    Just May 29, 2014 at 09:24 | | Reply

    Waaa… mcm siok ja.. mcm honeymoon ja.. share ongkos nya aa nnt.. hihihi..

  5. Ken
    Ken May 29, 2014 at 17:51 | | Reply

    Great photos and happy anniversary!

  6. Aemy
    Aemy June 3, 2014 at 14:46 | | Reply

    waaaa..happy anniversary!! such romantic getaway! ^^
    cute ohh tu pants lelaki yg greet u guys..im sure its traditional pants..did u buy them? hehe.

  7. Ana Jonessy
    Ana Jonessy June 5, 2014 at 16:50 | | Reply

    Aww happy anniversary!
    Fish Amok sounds real wicked, man. I’m visiting Cambodia this November! Taking some pointers here. (: Thanks for sharing this out!

  8. Vanessa
    Vanessa June 10, 2014 at 12:04 | | Reply

    wow! i’m loving cambodia already! nice vivid photos and happy belated anniversary!

    ps: i like your new blog look…fresh!

  9. azurachan
    azurachan June 18, 2014 at 03:58 | | Reply

    Happy belated anniversary!! I really enjoy reading your post and looking forward for the part two. hehe. Nice pictures!

  10. Shirley Tay (Blackswan)
    Shirley Tay (Blackswan) June 18, 2014 at 23:23 | | Reply

    OMG, such a lovely gesture from the hotel! I love the decor. Happy Belated Anniversary! xoxo

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