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Mr. Selfish and I purchased a 3-day Angkor Archaeological Park for $40USD, so we maxed it out and saw as many temples as possible. In order to get around, we hired a tuk tuk driver, Mr. Nga. He was well-priced, always punctual, provided us with bottle water free of charge, and constantly had a smile on his face. We didn’t have to worry about negotiating with tuk tuk drivers every day because we had Mr. Nga.

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Every day after touring the temples, Mr. Nga would drop us off at downtown Siem Reap. Mr. Selfish and I then took it easy and recuperated from the 90 degree plus sightseeing.

Of course, we had some massages. Massages in Cambodia were the cheapest we’ve seen yet. It was $5USD for one hour. During our first night, we had a two-hour massage for $10USD. Khmer massage is very similar to Thai massage, so there was a very good amount of pressure. We opted for the indoor massages for the A/C but there were plenty of massages going on outside that were quite well-priced too.

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We also tried the fish spa. It was only $3USD for 30 minutes. The sensation took a while to get used to but the fish certainly ate dead skin off my feet. It didn’t hurt; it just felt really weird to have fish gnawing at your feet’s dead skin.

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Siem Reap has a night market to which I dragged Mr. Selfish a few times. We didn’t buy much, but it was fun to browse. There were also a lot of street food around. We tried some stir-fry noodles at a stand that was pretty good.

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Although I generally found Cambodian food to be a little sweeter than I would like, I really enjoyed our meal at Haven. We had the banana flower salad, fried calamari, and lok lak (stir-fry beef in a brown sauce with an egg). The lok lak reminded me of bo luc lac, which is Vietnamese shaking beef. I liked the lok lak, but of course, I am more fond of bo luc lac. Mr. Selfish enjoyed the Anchor beer, not to be confused with Angkor beer.

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Finally, we ate at La Boulangerie, because we were craving French food. Although we had low expectations, the croque monseiur and croque madam were quite good!

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Although downtown Siem Reap is not that big, it was sufficient for our purposes – take it easy and recharge for the next day of templing!