In October 2015 I arrived in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap to take up an English teaching job at a so-called “International school”. Professionally speaking it was one of the most topsy-turvy experiences I’ve ever had in a TEFL Career now rapidly approaching twenty years. And believe me, I’ve taught at my fair share of dodgy schools!
It’s a pity I had to leave as early as I did because I found Siem Reap to be a vibrant, up-and-coming place full of invention and spirit. As the gateway to the stunning temples of Angkor, this incredibly western-friendly city buzzes with a constant stream of visitors and has a sizable expat community who’ve done much to contribute to the city’s growth.
As such, I was met by a glut of chic cafes, restaurants and bars aplenty, with some of the best value accommodation options in Asia. To find out more about my short but highly eventful time in Siem Reap, have a leaf through my articles on: