Daily Wanderlust: A market in Siem Reap

Written by on November 18, 2012 in Destinations - 2 Comments

Cambodia. If you asked me a year ago, I never would have thought I would make it there. But, life changes and as an expat in Thailand, I get to do a lot of things (like heading to Bali), which I originally never thought possible.

In October, I headed to Cambodia for work (Save Elephant Foundation opened a new sanctuary outside of Siem Reap) and got to experience the country for a brief moment.

Sure, I missed Angkor Wat thanks to it being closed for the day, but I was able to wander through crowded markets where the pungent smell of animal flesh permeated the air, and shop owners at the Night Market tried to hawk their various T-shirts, arts and other assorted goods at me. The Night Market reminds me a bit of Morocco’s souks where a whirlwind of colors, sounds and smells attack your senses, but without the pressure of having to spend, spend, spend.

While I was only in the country for a quick two days, one thing is for sure — I will be back!

The market in Siem Reap Cambodia

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is a former career breaker and long term solo traveler. Today, she helps promote responsible elephant tourism and is the co-founder of #RTTC, a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. When she isn’t writing, Diana handles the PR and social media for Save Elephant Foundation, which runs the popular Elephant Nature Park. Her writing as appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

2 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: A market in Siem Reap "

  1. Jessica Festa November 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm · Reply

    What a gorgeous photo! Love all the colors and blurred edges. I’ve been to many South East Asian countries but never Cambodia, however, it’s definitely on my bucket list! :)

    • Diana December 3, 2012 at 3:30 am · Reply

      Thank you!! Siem Reap was really gorgeous. Looking forward to going back and exploring more.

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