Was supposed to write this post yesterday but was pissed drunk, so… (read on)
It started to rain in the morning. The weather are not so good next few days so we decided to go meet Uncle What despite the rain.
Meet Makara, our private tuk-tuk driver
You pay $12 and you got yourself a full time driver. Very good deal!
Makara learned to speak English 5 years ago – without school nor language tuition lessons. He learn to speak English like every one else – they spoke to lots of tourists.
I am Japanese, Shannon is local
Since the beginning of our trip, I’ve been asking 4-5 times if I’m Japanese or Korean. Some even spoke Japanese to me. Shannon leh… looks like local. “You looked Vietnamese/Cambodian”. Shannon can only reply “er…………” lol.
Meet Uncle What (Angkor Wat)
The moment we arrived, was swamped by local tour guide.
“Hello sir, you want a tour guide?”
They bring you around and tell you stories about this temple. We decided to skip the stories and head in to take photo instead.
I wore sandals for this trip because I don’t want my shoes to get wet. Bought this sandal for 220,000dong in Vietnam.
Story of Angkor Wat
Let me tell you what I know – Angkor Wat is ONLY one of the many temples around.
It’s famous because it’s the “king” of the temples around the area.
These temples are located at Siam Reap, which is 6 hours drive from Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. There’s nothing else to do around Siam Reap besides visiting the temple.
Kids, do not try this at Angkor Wat.
This place is swamped by lots and lots and lots of tourists. Angkor Wat is one huge tourist attraction.. plenty of hotel can be found here so we didn’t even book a hotel in the first place.
Just walked in and say “how much?” then you find yourself a hotel. We stayed at ours for $25 per night.
This temple is easily our favourite temple. The view is majestic and magnificent. I can easily spend few hours standing there and do nothing but just looking at this building.
The ‘Lara Croft’ temple
Can’t wait to tell my father to bring his logging team over here to cut down these trees. Can make good money here.. even only with the roots!
How to build Angkor Wat in your backyard
They said the stones and bricks of Angkor Wat are dragged by elephants from nearby stone mountain… I’d say they started to use cranes since 200 years ago.
Play cheating one.
I am millionaire by 30. My dream already came true.
How to go Angkor Wat
There are plenty of tuk-tuks around Siam Reap so you don’t have to worry a single shit! Joining tour guides are useless I’d say.
Hop on AirAsia, arrive Siam Reap (eh they got direct flight or not ah? I lazy check) and look for tuk tuk, ask them bring you Angkor Wat for day tour, the complete tour takes whole day but I reckon visit few temples is enough.
Siam Reap is dense tourist area so most of the Cambodians can speak English.
If you’re planning your trip to Angkor Wat, I can recommend our tuk-tuk driver, Makara, to pick you up too (I have a private driver in Siam Reap now, yeah!). PM me and I’ll give you his number.
Tuk Tuk culture and the experience
I drove TUK TUK leh! What an experience!
Makara is kind enough to let me drive for a round. Shannon took some video for me… I’ll definitely put it in the final video when the trip ends.
Meet Makara, our tuk tuk driver (24 years old, la la zai wannabe)
We invited Makara to join us for dinner. By doing this, we are able to get to know him and his culture better. You know la, after some beer, customers also become friends and this is no exception.
When he suggest to bring us to restaurant, we say “bring us to YOUR restaurant where local usually hang out, we don’t like tourist restaurant”.
Where are the girls?
We also asked him where to spot pretty Cambodian girls because so far he haven’t meet any yet.
“OK after drink beer I bring you go 5 star hotel”
Woooo, hold your horses buddy! We just want to wash eye, he get our intentions all wrong!
Makara laughed. “Is OK” he said, trying to comfort us some more ^^;
Lunch at tourist trap restaurant
You definitely land on tourist trap restaurant when you’re visiting Angkor Wat because there are no other restaurants around, just so you know.
Oh, the King’s private swimming pool is beside the restaurants. We didn’t realised it was a “pool” until Makara told us because the pool is obviously a LAKE to us.
Clubbing at Cambodia
I tell you… ONE JUG OF ANGKOR BEER IS $5. HEAVEN!!!!
The music sucks big time though.. they play Cambodian love songs and duk-zik duk-zik song, next song to each other!
We tried to approach girls but the scene is always the same.. kena reject, deja-vu!
(Bing lose 0:2, Shannon 1:2, Makara 0:5)
You haven’t meet Sabahan
One thing is fun, though… our tuk tuk driver is pissed drunk. Before we started drinking, he says all Cambodian can drink. Maybe he haven’t meet Sabahan.
We drank 7 cans + 3 towers + 2 jugs of pure Angkor beer, from dinner until midnight.
Total damage: less than RM50.
Supper at local stall
After getting pissed drunk (only Makara, though), we went to local restaurant to get some supper. It’s all turning out to be good.
One thing – when he is drunk, he likes to do wheelie. Can you imagine a tuk tuk wheelie? Go youtube check out. We laughed so hard until almost die.
Crazy night at Siam Reap
In the end, we paid him $20 instead of $12 because he’s entertained us whole night long. We were laughing like crazy the whole night.
Learn Cambodian 101
These are some phrases we’ve learned in one night (used in drinking session)
- 乐哦! – Good
- Chikai2 – Dog (We plan to eat dog meat so we asked him how to say hahaha)
- Sem3 bai2 – Happy
- Moi2 bi1 bai3 bun2 pram1 pra4mui3 pram1pi1 pram1bye3 pram1bun2 dope!
- Yo!4 Brop4 – OK
- 哦棍 – OK
- Zui4 mui – cheers
- eee2 kert lui1 – bills
- 乐戴daik! – bottoms up
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