Day 26 and 27
Let’s erase these two days from our memory.
We got food poisoning, travelers diarrhea. It was most likely from the breakfast at the hotel, we think it may have been the eggs.
Fever, diarrhea, vomiting… the good news is we survived and feeling much better now, even though a bit weak.
We are going cycling! We woke up feeling a lot better, even stretched to having some breakfast at the hotel!
Picked up a couple of mtbs, 4 dollars each for a day, acceptable. Our plan is to cycle to West Baray, about 17kms from where we are staying, a lake where all the locals go to swim and chill.
The cycle ride was smooth, a little stressful due to the busy roads, but more importantly due to the fact that there is no highway code in this country, haha.
We rode past massive 5 star hotels with limousines outside and small wooden shacks where families of 10 try to live and survive. Cambodia really makes us realise how privileged our life is.
West Baray is an artificial lake, for a dollar here you can grab a hammock in the shade and chill. As it is a place for locals, it is important that you dress accordingly, no swimsuits for women, wear t shirts and shorts at all times, even in the water.
We are still weak from the suffering of the past two days, we have not eaten much, so not going to lie, it was a difficult ride.
Another lazy day, woke up late and stayed by the pool most of the day. The food poisoning made us really weak and not so fond of Cambodia…
Tomorrow we are flying very early in the morning to Kuala Lumpur and then to Bali, so we have gone to sleep early as well.
The hotel had a transfer back to the airport included, however they tried to charge us an extra 5 dollars because it is at 6am… This has been our experience everywhere in Cambodia, they never ever give you the right change, always look for a way to cheat you out of your money. It definitely had been a very different experience to all the other countries we have visited.
2 thoughts on “Day 26-29 / Siem Reap, Cambodia”
Oh my God. I’m SO SORRY to hear about your food poisoning. I had it once here at home and from 11pm to 3am I was on the bathroom floor going through everything you described. I thought I was going to die. It was awful – my worst medical experience ever (though I never gave birth – I’m sure that’s pretty awful, too). I can’t imagine how terrible it would be to have it while on vacation/travels. It’s one of the things I’m nervous about as we get ready to travel to Cambodia/Laos in the winter. I want to try the street food, but my travel medicine doctor said to avoid it. And you didn’t even get it from a street vendor (probably), so now I’m thinking nowhere is safe. How I wish there was a preventative pill one could take to stave off food poisoning prior to a trip. Anyway, hope you’re feeling even better now and that doesn’t happen again.
Ohh yes, it was pretty terrible! I think in Cambodia you have to be much more vigilant, wash hands more often and use hand sanitizer, we got too complacent because we had no issues in the other countries and this got us ill… Street food is all fine, the thing is if you don’t risk it you will miss so many local delicacies. We got ill for 2 days so far in 33, I’ll take that, you know! Can’t even remember it any more, after a few days, we are back to eating street food again.
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