Leg 6: The Finish Line

My Leg 5 entry ended with half of the day left.

While we were heading back to the guesthouse, Doi and Ed agreed to go to the Old Market to buy some stuff for friends and to check out Pub Street during daytime while it was not too crowded. I declined because (honestly) I was through for the day and was perfectly contented with the idea of uploading my photos to my Facebook account. So our tuktuk driver dropped them off at the Old Market while I asked to be taken back to the guesthouse.

After hours of uploading and chatting with friends and family, I decided to go down to the guesthouse’s restaurant to have an early dinner. Halfway through my dinner, Doi and Ed finally arrived with daytime photos of Pub Street which in a way encouraged me to go see it for myself. So while I was finishing my dinner, they both freshened up because the three of us were all going out again. Besides, this was our last night in Siem Reap and it was only right to make the best out of it.

Night Market During Our Last Day

Again, we revisited the Night Market to buy the much-requested items that friends wanted. It was the same old scene but this time we ended up taking more photos whilst trying out stuff here and there.

Artist At Work in the Old Market

After the Night Market, we walked some more and passed by the Old Market. You will see the same items being sold but if you want to save more, you might want to purchase your merchandise here since the price tags are a little bit cheaper. I was not really interested in buying; in fact, I was more interested with haggling which probably only irritated the vendors. There was a stall though that caught my attention and I spent more time there than in any other stalls. The stall was selling paintings and I was lucky to have been allowed to watch the artist finish his artwork.

Whacking That Roti

We walked some more after that. Yes, it was a night of walking but we didn’t mind. The night breeze was cold and we were all in the mood for a bit of exercise. We passed by another roti stall again (refer to my Leg 2 article) but this time, instead of just watching the vendor prepare our roti, I asked him if it was okay if I helped out. He smiled and obliged of course!

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By the time I have finished preparing the roti, Ed and Doi were already hungry so we crashed at this side-street eatery for dinner. I already had mine and was full so I let them enjoy their meal while I massaged my calves. I think by that time, all that walking was finally taking its toll.

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After dinner, we continued walking. Don’t worry, the sights you will enjoy while walking around Siem Reap will be worth the muscle pain you will experience the next day.

Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Pub Street was just a few blocks away from where we were and it was quite easy to find it. All you had to do was fall in line and follow all the other tourists. The scene was like watching ants scurrying towards a discarded chocolate bar. Pub Street was the perfect place to chill and drink like a fish. Happy hour started hours before we got there and music of all sorts  was already blaring from both the odd and even sides of the street.

Fish Spa

When the shops and restaurants started closing, we opted to dip our feet on one of those fish tanks. We tried the Dr. Fish Massage which cost us $3 dollars for a span of 30 minutes. Trust me on this – you DON’T want it to be more than that, unless you liked to see a pruned version of your feet. It was quite rejuvenating and I especially enjoyed the ticklish feeling every time a school of fish nipped on my calloused soles.

It was already late when we decided to go home; so instead of walking, we hailed a tuktuk to take us back to the guesthouse. We still had some packing to do before heading back to Bangkok, Thailand.

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