Siem Reap – day 355

Jayne seems to have caught my stinking cold so today was declared as another bed and bathrobe day! I popped out and got some bread from the staff outside the hotel and we crawled back into bed and had breakfast with fruit tea whilst chilling out. TV and film watching was interspersed with nose blowing and snoozing! I did some planning and research about other things we could do in Cambodia and flicked through emails and Facebook before having a scan on the TES jobs website for teaching jobs for when we get back to the UK, signing up for specific alerts for any SEN jobs. 

Having had instant noodles for lunch, we forced ourselves to get dressed and walked into town to have some dinner. As much as we both wanted another bowl of Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) we decided that we should probably put something more substantial in our bellies – especially as we were now both fighting colds. Headed to a nearby restaurant that served Khmer food. I clearly had the better food choice with my spicy curry as Jayne’s sweet and sour soup was just a little bit weird… Walked back to the hotel via the Blue Pumpkin bakery to treat ourselves to some chocolate cake (it was divine!!) before getting back into our pyjamas and watching some more TV. 

Monday 26th September 2016

Siem Reap – day 351

I woke up with an absolutely stinking cold. In fact, I couldn’t stop the endless vicious cycle of sneezing and blowing my nose which ended up giving me a fuzzy headache. Deciding that there was no way I was going to be able to function in the real world, we decided to have a bed day. Had a shower to make ourselves feel human and then donned the silk hotel bathrobes and climbed back into bed. Spent the day watching TV, shows on the iPad and, whilst I snoozed, Jayne entertained herself with games. Feeling slightly less like I was going to snot over every single person I was going to encounter, we braved the outside world and headed to a nearby café/restaurant for dinner. We both ordered Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) and slurped away as the heavens opened and flooded the streets within minutes. Deciding that we weren’t going to walk anywhere in the rain, we ordered a drink and settled back to watch a James Bond film in Chinese with English subtitles until we could make it back to the hotel without getting soaked. Stopped via a local supermarket to grab an ice cream, we returned to bed and watched TV until I passed out. 

Thursday 22nd September 2016