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Siem Reap

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 my TEFL Career. And believe me, I’ve taught at my fair share of dodgy schools!

Things to see and do Siem Reap Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia. November, 2015.

It’s a pity I had to leave as early as I did, because I found Siem Reap a vibrant, up-and-coming place full of invention and spirit. The locals here are really friendly and they have an infectious positivity. In fact, their whole attitude seems to stand in defiance of their country’s dark history. You’ll also find a decent level of English spoken here, which came as a huge relief after my years working in China. 

As the gateway to the stunning temples of Angkor, this incredibly western-friendly city buzzes with a constant stream of visitors. There’s also a sizeable expat community who’ve done much to contribute to the city’s growth. 

Bon Om Touk Water Festival Siem Reap Cambodia

Bon Om Touk Water Festival. November 2015.

As a result, there’s a glut of chic cafes, restaurants and bars, 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:

Bon Om Touk Water Festival

FB International School

Psar Leu Market

Vitking House

& my handpicked spots from around the city!

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