We stayed at www.happyangkorguesthouse.com and would recommend it to anyone. Cheap, friendly, helpful, clean, fun and good food!
We also visited my old high school friend Pete at the Warehouse bar that he manages in town which is a great place with good live music.
2 full days is probably plenty of temple seeing in that heat. We did 2 and half days and you really don’t need to see all those temples. We would recommend seeing Angkor Wat at dawn and would not recommend fighting the crowds in the heat and waiting around for the sunset at the temple on the hill though, there are plenty of amazing sunsets in Cambodia and this one is a massive tourist trap. We hired a tuk tuk driver from our hostel for the full 2.5 days for a total of $30 which is definitely the nicest way to see temples.
After just over a month in Australia and the UK, Bangkok has been a shock to the system. There’s no mistake that we’re travelling again now and the hustle and bustle of this city has been as difficult for me as it has been exciting.
I have a constant feeling of anxiousness whenever we’re in a taxi because we’re never 100% sure if they’re taking us to the correct place or trying to get us to take a look in one of their sponsors shops for a suit fitting. The intensity of the lifestyle here is as extreme as the temperature which has also taken some getting used to.
There are of course some upsides. Firstly, the food has been amazing and is sold on every street corner. Prices of everything are a fraction of what we have been spending in Australia. The people here also seem generally very friendly.
We’ve had to hit the ground running, but Bangkok has been a good kick up the ass to get us back into the swing of things.
We’re off to Cambodia this evening which we’re both very excited about. A Facebook post from Tul has also lead to a random comment from my old mate Pete Franks and us meeting him for a drink tonight in his bar in Siem Reap!