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 an avid traveler who recently spent four years living as an expat. Most notably, Diana spent nearly three years in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked with Save Elephant Foundation to raise awareness about the realities of elephant tourism. Currently based in Las Vegas, Diana works in many industries as a publicist, social media expert, content creator and journalist. The founder of Vegans, Baby, you can normally find her hanging out at vegan restaurants around town, exploring the beauty of the desert southwest or camped out at a coffee shop banging on a keyboard. The co-founder of the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, Diana has spoken at conferences about travel blogging and responsible tourism.

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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