The Time-Turner Series || 3 Days of exploration around Stunning Angkor Wat & the Dazzling Siem Reap in Cambodia

It has been a long time since I wrote a Time-Turner post. The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me.   Today, I am remembering the time I spent with my family in the vibrant city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. If I look back at that time, there are several things that stand out about this city. The first is of course the ruins of Angkor. We had hired a tuktuk to go around the area and the temples that really stood out were the magnificent Ta Prohm, where nature has struck back. Trees have grown over the rocks and some have even carries the rocks up with them. This is a huge temple and one could spend ours just roaming around the lanes here. And Indian Government is sponsoring its restoration. That makes it even more special.   The second temple that stayed in my memories is the Bayon, where hundreds of Buddha-like faces jud out from the Shikhara. For some reason, I kept on searching for the face of the Buddha emerging from the trees. However, I couldn't find it anywhere, and no one seemed to know about it. For some reason, I was sure that I would find it in this temple. However, someone finally told us that the Buddha statue that we were looking for is in Thailand. I was still skeptical. But yes, later I did find the statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  Also, our accommodation here was a two bedroom suite in Chateau d'Angkor. This was probably the most sophisticated stay we have had till our visit to Costa Rica. The living room was bright and sunny, the kitchen was fully equipped, and the bedrooms cozy. It was quite an amazing property very close to the night market.   Another aspect of Siem Reap that has stuck is the Bugs Cafe. This particular memory was brought back very recently because of a bee-eater we had rescued recently. We were searching for suitable food for it when my jeeju mentioned that we should take it to the Bugs Cafe where it can feed on bugs. It brought back the memories of the black sign board with white font rather sharply.   And the thing that stands out the most about the city is really the awesome and dazzling night market. Countless fairy lights, bars on the streets, shops, pop-up restaurants serving all kinds of food, stalls stelling food that is enough to give you nightmares, clothes, tourists, general sense of happiness, all stand out when I think of Siem Reap's night market. I feel we had too little time in Siem Reap though.  I remember the first time we saw fried ice cream rolls being made. We stood there like children and gleefully observed the vendor's dexterous movements. There was also a moment when a street vendor encouraged my nephew to eat a spider, which my nephew politely turned down. But the vendor still kindly let him click pictures of his stall.   When I think of Siem Reap, I think of mysterious ruins, glitter and dazzle, gaiety, laughter, food, and a sense of well being. If luck allows, I would love to go back to this city and stay for a little longer. Probably explore lesser known temples and then spend some well-earned relaxed evenings in the night market. May be even try a bug or two. The place is worth visiting again for sure.



It has been a long time since I wrote a Time-Turner post. The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me.


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It has been a long time since I wrote a Time-Turner post. The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me.   Today, I am remembering the time I spent with my family in the vibrant city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. If I look back at that time, there are several things that stand out about this city. The first is of course the ruins of Angkor. We had hired a tuktuk to go around the area and the temples that really stood out were the magnificent Ta Prohm, where nature has struck back. Trees have grown over the rocks and some have even carries the rocks up with them. This is a huge temple and one could spend ours just roaming around the lanes here. And Indian Government is sponsoring its restoration. That makes it even more special.   The second temple that stayed in my memories is the Bayon, where hundreds of Buddha-like faces jud out from the Shikhara. For some reason, I kept on searching for the face of the Buddha emerging from the trees. However, I couldn't find it anywhere, and no one seemed to know about it. For some reason, I was sure that I would find it in this temple. However, someone finally told us that the Buddha statue that we were looking for is in Thailand. I was still skeptical. But yes, later I did find the statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  Also, our accommodation here was a two bedroom suite in Chateau d'Angkor. This was probably the most sophisticated stay we have had till our visit to Costa Rica. The living room was bright and sunny, the kitchen was fully equipped, and the bedrooms cozy. It was quite an amazing property very close to the night market.   Another aspect of Siem Reap that has stuck is the Bugs Cafe. This particular memory was brought back very recently because of a bee-eater we had rescued recently. We were searching for suitable food for it when my jeeju mentioned that we should take it to the Bugs Cafe where it can feed on bugs. It brought back the memories of the black sign board with white font rather sharply.   And the thing that stands out the most about the city is really the awesome and dazzling night market. Countless fairy lights, bars on the streets, shops, pop-up restaurants serving all kinds of food, stalls stelling food that is enough to give you nightmares, clothes, tourists, general sense of happiness, all stand out when I think of Siem Reap's night market. I feel we had too little time in Siem Reap though.  I remember the first time we saw fried ice cream rolls being made. We stood there like children and gleefully observed the vendor's dexterous movements. There was also a moment when a street vendor encouraged my nephew to eat a spider, which my nephew politely turned down. But the vendor still kindly let him click pictures of his stall.   When I think of Siem Reap, I think of mysterious ruins, glitter and dazzle, gaiety, laughter, food, and a sense of well being. If luck allows, I would love to go back to this city and stay for a little longer. Probably explore lesser known temples and then spend some well-earned relaxed evenings in the night market. May be even try a bug or two. The place is worth visiting again for sure.



Today, I am remembering the time I spent with my family in the vibrant city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. If I look back at that time, there are several things that stand out about this city. The first is of course the ruins of Angkor. We had hired a tuktuk to go around the area and the temples that really stood out were the magnificent Ta Prohm, where nature has struck back. Trees have grown over the rocks and some have even carries the rocks up with them. This is a huge temple and one could spend ours just roaming around the lanes here. And Indian Government is sponsoring its restoration. That makes it even more special. 

It has been a long time since I wrote a Time-Turner post. The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me.   Today, I am remembering the time I spent with my family in the vibrant city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. If I look back at that time, there are several things that stand out about this city. The first is of course the ruins of Angkor. We had hired a tuktuk to go around the area and the temples that really stood out were the magnificent Ta Prohm, where nature has struck back. Trees have grown over the rocks and some have even carries the rocks up with them. This is a huge temple and one could spend ours just roaming around the lanes here. And Indian Government is sponsoring its restoration. That makes it even more special.   The second temple that stayed in my memories is the Bayon, where hundreds of Buddha-like faces jud out from the Shikhara. For some reason, I kept on searching for the face of the Buddha emerging from the trees. However, I couldn't find it anywhere, and no one seemed to know about it. For some reason, I was sure that I would find it in this temple. However, someone finally told us that the Buddha statue that we were looking for is in Thailand. I was still skeptical. But yes, later I did find the statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  Also, our accommodation here was a two bedroom suite in Chateau d'Angkor. This was probably the most sophisticated stay we have had till our visit to Costa Rica. The living room was bright and sunny, the kitchen was fully equipped, and the bedrooms cozy. It was quite an amazing property very close to the night market.   Another aspect of Siem Reap that has stuck is the Bugs Cafe. This particular memory was brought back very recently because of a bee-eater we had rescued recently. We were searching for suitable food for it when my jeeju mentioned that we should take it to the Bugs Cafe where it can feed on bugs. It brought back the memories of the black sign board with white font rather sharply.   And the thing that stands out the most about the city is really the awesome and dazzling night market. Countless fairy lights, bars on the streets, shops, pop-up restaurants serving all kinds of food, stalls stelling food that is enough to give you nightmares, clothes, tourists, general sense of happiness, all stand out when I think of Siem Reap's night market. I feel we had too little time in Siem Reap though.  I remember the first time we saw fried ice cream rolls being made. We stood there like children and gleefully observed the vendor's dexterous movements. There was also a moment when a street vendor encouraged my nephew to eat a spider, which my nephew politely turned down. But the vendor still kindly let him click pictures of his stall.   When I think of Siem Reap, I think of mysterious ruins, glitter and dazzle, gaiety, laughter, food, and a sense of well being. If luck allows, I would love to go back to this city and stay for a little longer. Probably explore lesser known temples and then spend some well-earned relaxed evenings in the night market. May be even try a bug or two. The place is worth visiting again for sure.

The second temple that stayed in my memories is the Bayon, where hundreds of Buddha-like faces jud out from the Shikhara. For some reason, I kept on searching for the face of the Buddha emerging from the trees. However, I couldn't find it anywhere, and no one seemed to know about it. For some reason, I was sure that I would find it in this temple. However, someone finally told us that the Buddha statue that we were looking for is in Thailand. I was still skeptical. But yes, later I did find the statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand.


It has been a long time since I wrote a Time-Turner post. The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me.   Today, I am remembering the time I spent with my family in the vibrant city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. If I look back at that time, there are several things that stand out about this city. The first is of course the ruins of Angkor. We had hired a tuktuk to go around the area and the temples that really stood out were the magnificent Ta Prohm, where nature has struck back. Trees have grown over the rocks and some have even carries the rocks up with them. This is a huge temple and one could spend ours just roaming around the lanes here. And Indian Government is sponsoring its restoration. That makes it even more special.   The second temple that stayed in my memories is the Bayon, where hundreds of Buddha-like faces jud out from the Shikhara. For some reason, I kept on searching for the face of the Buddha emerging from the trees. However, I couldn't find it anywhere, and no one seemed to know about it. For some reason, I was sure that I would find it in this temple. However, someone finally told us that the Buddha statue that we were looking for is in Thailand. I was still skeptical. But yes, later I did find the statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  Also, our accommodation here was a two bedroom suite in Chateau d'Angkor. This was probably the most sophisticated stay we have had till our visit to Costa Rica. The living room was bright and sunny, the kitchen was fully equipped, and the bedrooms cozy. It was quite an amazing property very close to the night market.   Another aspect of Siem Reap that has stuck is the Bugs Cafe. This particular memory was brought back very recently because of a bee-eater we had rescued recently. We were searching for suitable food for it when my jeeju mentioned that we should take it to the Bugs Cafe where it can feed on bugs. It brought back the memories of the black sign board with white font rather sharply.   And the thing that stands out the most about the city is really the awesome and dazzling night market. Countless fairy lights, bars on the streets, shops, pop-up restaurants serving all kinds of food, stalls stelling food that is enough to give you nightmares, clothes, tourists, general sense of happiness, all stand out when I think of Siem Reap's night market. I feel we had too little time in Siem Reap though.  I remember the first time we saw fried ice cream rolls being made. We stood there like children and gleefully observed the vendor's dexterous movements. There was also a moment when a street vendor encouraged my nephew to eat a spider, which my nephew politely turned down. But the vendor still kindly let him click pictures of his stall.   When I think of Siem Reap, I think of mysterious ruins, glitter and dazzle, gaiety, laughter, food, and a sense of well being. If luck allows, I would love to go back to this city and stay for a little longer. Probably explore lesser known temples and then spend some well-earned relaxed evenings in the night market. May be even try a bug or two. The place is worth visiting again for sure.
Also, our accommodation here was a two bedroom suite in Chateau d'Angkor. This was probably the most sophisticated stay we have had till our visit to Costa Rica. The living room was bright and sunny, the kitchen was fully equipped, and the bedrooms cozy. It was quite an amazing property very close to the night market. 

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It has been a long time since I wrote a Time-Turner post. The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me.   Today, I am remembering the time I spent with my family in the vibrant city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. If I look back at that time, there are several things that stand out about this city. The first is of course the ruins of Angkor. We had hired a tuktuk to go around the area and the temples that really stood out were the magnificent Ta Prohm, where nature has struck back. Trees have grown over the rocks and some have even carries the rocks up with them. This is a huge temple and one could spend ours just roaming around the lanes here. And Indian Government is sponsoring its restoration. That makes it even more special.   The second temple that stayed in my memories is the Bayon, where hundreds of Buddha-like faces jud out from the Shikhara. For some reason, I kept on searching for the face of the Buddha emerging from the trees. However, I couldn't find it anywhere, and no one seemed to know about it. For some reason, I was sure that I would find it in this temple. However, someone finally told us that the Buddha statue that we were looking for is in Thailand. I was still skeptical. But yes, later I did find the statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  Also, our accommodation here was a two bedroom suite in Chateau d'Angkor. This was probably the most sophisticated stay we have had till our visit to Costa Rica. The living room was bright and sunny, the kitchen was fully equipped, and the bedrooms cozy. It was quite an amazing property very close to the night market.   Another aspect of Siem Reap that has stuck is the Bugs Cafe. This particular memory was brought back very recently because of a bee-eater we had rescued recently. We were searching for suitable food for it when my jeeju mentioned that we should take it to the Bugs Cafe where it can feed on bugs. It brought back the memories of the black sign board with white font rather sharply.   And the thing that stands out the most about the city is really the awesome and dazzling night market. Countless fairy lights, bars on the streets, shops, pop-up restaurants serving all kinds of food, stalls stelling food that is enough to give you nightmares, clothes, tourists, general sense of happiness, all stand out when I think of Siem Reap's night market. I feel we had too little time in Siem Reap though.  I remember the first time we saw fried ice cream rolls being made. We stood there like children and gleefully observed the vendor's dexterous movements. There was also a moment when a street vendor encouraged my nephew to eat a spider, which my nephew politely turned down. But the vendor still kindly let him click pictures of his stall.   When I think of Siem Reap, I think of mysterious ruins, glitter and dazzle, gaiety, laughter, food, and a sense of well being. If luck allows, I would love to go back to this city and stay for a little longer. Probably explore lesser known temples and then spend some well-earned relaxed evenings in the night market. May be even try a bug or two. The place is worth visiting again for sure.

Another aspect of Siem Reap that has stuck is the Bugs Cafe. This particular memory was brought back very recently because of a bee-eater we had rescued recently. We were searching for suitable food for it when my jeeju mentioned that we should take it to the Bugs Cafe where it can feed on bugs. It brought back the memories of the black sign board with white font rather sharply. 


It has been a long time since I wrote a Time-Turner post. The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me.   Today, I am remembering the time I spent with my family in the vibrant city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. If I look back at that time, there are several things that stand out about this city. The first is of course the ruins of Angkor. We had hired a tuktuk to go around the area and the temples that really stood out were the magnificent Ta Prohm, where nature has struck back. Trees have grown over the rocks and some have even carries the rocks up with them. This is a huge temple and one could spend ours just roaming around the lanes here. And Indian Government is sponsoring its restoration. That makes it even more special.   The second temple that stayed in my memories is the Bayon, where hundreds of Buddha-like faces jud out from the Shikhara. For some reason, I kept on searching for the face of the Buddha emerging from the trees. However, I couldn't find it anywhere, and no one seemed to know about it. For some reason, I was sure that I would find it in this temple. However, someone finally told us that the Buddha statue that we were looking for is in Thailand. I was still skeptical. But yes, later I did find the statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  Also, our accommodation here was a two bedroom suite in Chateau d'Angkor. This was probably the most sophisticated stay we have had till our visit to Costa Rica. The living room was bright and sunny, the kitchen was fully equipped, and the bedrooms cozy. It was quite an amazing property very close to the night market.   Another aspect of Siem Reap that has stuck is the Bugs Cafe. This particular memory was brought back very recently because of a bee-eater we had rescued recently. We were searching for suitable food for it when my jeeju mentioned that we should take it to the Bugs Cafe where it can feed on bugs. It brought back the memories of the black sign board with white font rather sharply.   And the thing that stands out the most about the city is really the awesome and dazzling night market. Countless fairy lights, bars on the streets, shops, pop-up restaurants serving all kinds of food, stalls stelling food that is enough to give you nightmares, clothes, tourists, general sense of happiness, all stand out when I think of Siem Reap's night market. I feel we had too little time in Siem Reap though.  I remember the first time we saw fried ice cream rolls being made. We stood there like children and gleefully observed the vendor's dexterous movements. There was also a moment when a street vendor encouraged my nephew to eat a spider, which my nephew politely turned down. But the vendor still kindly let him click pictures of his stall.   When I think of Siem Reap, I think of mysterious ruins, glitter and dazzle, gaiety, laughter, food, and a sense of well being. If luck allows, I would love to go back to this city and stay for a little longer. Probably explore lesser known temples and then spend some well-earned relaxed evenings in the night market. May be even try a bug or two. The place is worth visiting again for sure.


And the thing that stands out the most about the city is really the awesome and dazzling night market. Countless fairy lights, bars on the streets, shops, pop-up restaurants serving all kinds of food, stalls selling food that is enough to give you nightmares, clothes, tourists, general sense of happiness, all stand out when I think of Siem Reap's night market. I feel we had too little time in Siem Reap though.

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It has been a long time since I wrote a Time-Turner post. The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me.   Today, I am remembering the time I spent with my family in the vibrant city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. If I look back at that time, there are several things that stand out about this city. The first is of course the ruins of Angkor. We had hired a tuktuk to go around the area and the temples that really stood out were the magnificent Ta Prohm, where nature has struck back. Trees have grown over the rocks and some have even carries the rocks up with them. This is a huge temple and one could spend ours just roaming around the lanes here. And Indian Government is sponsoring its restoration. That makes it even more special.   The second temple that stayed in my memories is the Bayon, where hundreds of Buddha-like faces jud out from the Shikhara. For some reason, I kept on searching for the face of the Buddha emerging from the trees. However, I couldn't find it anywhere, and no one seemed to know about it. For some reason, I was sure that I would find it in this temple. However, someone finally told us that the Buddha statue that we were looking for is in Thailand. I was still skeptical. But yes, later I did find the statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  Also, our accommodation here was a two bedroom suite in Chateau d'Angkor. This was probably the most sophisticated stay we have had till our visit to Costa Rica. The living room was bright and sunny, the kitchen was fully equipped, and the bedrooms cozy. It was quite an amazing property very close to the night market.   Another aspect of Siem Reap that has stuck is the Bugs Cafe. This particular memory was brought back very recently because of a bee-eater we had rescued recently. We were searching for suitable food for it when my jeeju mentioned that we should take it to the Bugs Cafe where it can feed on bugs. It brought back the memories of the black sign board with white font rather sharply.   And the thing that stands out the most about the city is really the awesome and dazzling night market. Countless fairy lights, bars on the streets, shops, pop-up restaurants serving all kinds of food, stalls stelling food that is enough to give you nightmares, clothes, tourists, general sense of happiness, all stand out when I think of Siem Reap's night market. I feel we had too little time in Siem Reap though.  I remember the first time we saw fried ice cream rolls being made. We stood there like children and gleefully observed the vendor's dexterous movements. There was also a moment when a street vendor encouraged my nephew to eat a spider, which my nephew politely turned down. But the vendor still kindly let him click pictures of his stall.   When I think of Siem Reap, I think of mysterious ruins, glitter and dazzle, gaiety, laughter, food, and a sense of well being. If luck allows, I would love to go back to this city and stay for a little longer. Probably explore lesser known temples and then spend some well-earned relaxed evenings in the night market. May be even try a bug or two. The place is worth visiting again for sure.



I remember the first time we saw fried ice cream rolls being made. We stood there like children and gleefully observed the vendor's dexterous movements. There was also a moment when a street vendor encouraged my nephew to eat a spider, which my nephew politely turned down. But the vendor still kindly let him click pictures of his stall. 



It has been a long time since I wrote a Time-Turner post. The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me.   Today, I am remembering the time I spent with my family in the vibrant city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. If I look back at that time, there are several things that stand out about this city. The first is of course the ruins of Angkor. We had hired a tuktuk to go around the area and the temples that really stood out were the magnificent Ta Prohm, where nature has struck back. Trees have grown over the rocks and some have even carries the rocks up with them. This is a huge temple and one could spend ours just roaming around the lanes here. And Indian Government is sponsoring its restoration. That makes it even more special.   The second temple that stayed in my memories is the Bayon, where hundreds of Buddha-like faces jud out from the Shikhara. For some reason, I kept on searching for the face of the Buddha emerging from the trees. However, I couldn't find it anywhere, and no one seemed to know about it. For some reason, I was sure that I would find it in this temple. However, someone finally told us that the Buddha statue that we were looking for is in Thailand. I was still skeptical. But yes, later I did find the statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  Also, our accommodation here was a two bedroom suite in Chateau d'Angkor. This was probably the most sophisticated stay we have had till our visit to Costa Rica. The living room was bright and sunny, the kitchen was fully equipped, and the bedrooms cozy. It was quite an amazing property very close to the night market.   Another aspect of Siem Reap that has stuck is the Bugs Cafe. This particular memory was brought back very recently because of a bee-eater we had rescued recently. We were searching for suitable food for it when my jeeju mentioned that we should take it to the Bugs Cafe where it can feed on bugs. It brought back the memories of the black sign board with white font rather sharply.   And the thing that stands out the most about the city is really the awesome and dazzling night market. Countless fairy lights, bars on the streets, shops, pop-up restaurants serving all kinds of food, stalls stelling food that is enough to give you nightmares, clothes, tourists, general sense of happiness, all stand out when I think of Siem Reap's night market. I feel we had too little time in Siem Reap though.  I remember the first time we saw fried ice cream rolls being made. We stood there like children and gleefully observed the vendor's dexterous movements. There was also a moment when a street vendor encouraged my nephew to eat a spider, which my nephew politely turned down. But the vendor still kindly let him click pictures of his stall.   When I think of Siem Reap, I think of mysterious ruins, glitter and dazzle, gaiety, laughter, food, and a sense of well being. If luck allows, I would love to go back to this city and stay for a little longer. Probably explore lesser known temples and then spend some well-earned relaxed evenings in the night market. May be even try a bug or two. The place is worth visiting again for sure.






When I think of Siem Reap, I think of mysterious ruins, glitter and dazzle, gaiety, laughter, food, and a sense of well being. If luck allows, I would love to go back to this city and stay for a little longer. Probably explore lesser known temples and then spend some well-earned relaxed evenings in the night market. May be even try a bug or two. The place is worth visiting again for sure. 



It has been a long time since I wrote a Time-Turner post. The Time-Turner series is my opportunity to pen down the lingering memories and impressions of a place I have visited. It helps me relive the experience a bit and also reflect upon the aspects of the place that stood out the most to me.   Today, I am remembering the time I spent with my family in the vibrant city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. If I look back at that time, there are several things that stand out about this city. The first is of course the ruins of Angkor. We had hired a tuktuk to go around the area and the temples that really stood out were the magnificent Ta Prohm, where nature has struck back. Trees have grown over the rocks and some have even carries the rocks up with them. This is a huge temple and one could spend ours just roaming around the lanes here. And Indian Government is sponsoring its restoration. That makes it even more special.   The second temple that stayed in my memories is the Bayon, where hundreds of Buddha-like faces jud out from the Shikhara. For some reason, I kept on searching for the face of the Buddha emerging from the trees. However, I couldn't find it anywhere, and no one seemed to know about it. For some reason, I was sure that I would find it in this temple. However, someone finally told us that the Buddha statue that we were looking for is in Thailand. I was still skeptical. But yes, later I did find the statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  Also, our accommodation here was a two bedroom suite in Chateau d'Angkor. This was probably the most sophisticated stay we have had till our visit to Costa Rica. The living room was bright and sunny, the kitchen was fully equipped, and the bedrooms cozy. It was quite an amazing property very close to the night market.   Another aspect of Siem Reap that has stuck is the Bugs Cafe. This particular memory was brought back very recently because of a bee-eater we had rescued recently. We were searching for suitable food for it when my jeeju mentioned that we should take it to the Bugs Cafe where it can feed on bugs. It brought back the memories of the black sign board with white font rather sharply.   And the thing that stands out the most about the city is really the awesome and dazzling night market. Countless fairy lights, bars on the streets, shops, pop-up restaurants serving all kinds of food, stalls stelling food that is enough to give you nightmares, clothes, tourists, general sense of happiness, all stand out when I think of Siem Reap's night market. I feel we had too little time in Siem Reap though.  I remember the first time we saw fried ice cream rolls being made. We stood there like children and gleefully observed the vendor's dexterous movements. There was also a moment when a street vendor encouraged my nephew to eat a spider, which my nephew politely turned down. But the vendor still kindly let him click pictures of his stall.   When I think of Siem Reap, I think of mysterious ruins, glitter and dazzle, gaiety, laughter, food, and a sense of well being. If luck allows, I would love to go back to this city and stay for a little longer. Probably explore lesser known temples and then spend some well-earned relaxed evenings in the night market. May be even try a bug or two. The place is worth visiting again for sure.



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