Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Author's choice in Siem Reap

Time for a plug for my favourite guesthouse in Siem Reap, the jumping off point for your visit to the temples of Angkor. It's called the Shadow of Angkor, and has a great location on the riverside, just a block away from the old market and the main tourist zone, with its collection of Western bars and restaurants. The Shadow is run by Seng Hour and her family, in particular her adorable teenage daughter Kim (pictured), who speaks excellent English and when she's not at school, you'll find her on reception. She can talk for Cambodia and has a mischievous sense of humour. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the quality of food in their restaurant is very good and the genuine hospitality they provide to each and every customer makes it a special place to stay in my view.

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