Trying to post my vacation pictures on WordPress takes more discipline than I thought. I have to really sit my butt to write a substantial post and add pictures. Today I told myself I couldn’t go and leave the house until I write on my blog. This morning I went outside — went for a run to return a movie at the Red Box kiosk and needed buy milk and bread at the store anyways.
I go home and turn on the laptop and then I make breakfast, cleaned up the bedroom floor (dust and mop), put clothes in the washing machine, ate breakfast while watching the news, put my clothes in the dryer, put my bedsheets and towels in the washing machine, check my e-mail and reply to some e-mails and chat with a friend regarding the New York trip.
I kept telling myself that I couldn’t leave the house until I type a WordPress entry and it was so tempting to go outside and window shop at the mall or bring the laptop to a coffee shop to write but I knew I would probably still browse around until I’m tired and go back home.
So I finally write a WordPress entry and uploaded the pictures and I’ve got some ways to go because there’s so many pictures of Angkor I wanted to share. Then when I press “Publish”, I was a little disappointed how the gallery turned out and I wasn’t sure why the thumbnails looked portrait even though the picture itself was landscape.
I thought maybe I’ll do better the next post so I make another post with a gallery and it’s still funky looking so I needed the change the layout of my blog and it looks so much better.
Why yes, I’m ranting. So two entries later, I did yoga (trying to make it a daily habit whether in the house or in the studio) and decided to pick up some Japanese takeout for dinner and did another entry.
The longest part of doing the entry is uploading the pictures and making sure they all look presentable. There has been times I’ve uploaded multiple pictures and I get FRUSTRATED when one of them doesn’t upload properly.
I guess that’s just me and I’m anal and it takes me a while to write up an entry.
Anyways, here are pictures of my last night in Siem Reap.
The cultural village
The Tomb Raider cocktail — We had dinner at the Red Piano. This is Angelina Jolie’s cocktail. I love how fresh the lime is!
It was hard to take a picture of the menu..
Down the street from the Red Piano restaurant was bar called Temple Bar.
Why did I have Beer Lao in Cambodia you ask? Well I wanted to try beer in different countries. Since I wasn’t going to Laos, I thought I’ll give this beer a try. I find Beer Lao very hoppy and wish I had some spicy Lao food to go with this.
Showing off the prices at a bar. At night Angkor Beer is 50 cents (and it’s like that at night at most places).
Temple Bar does have a lot of tourists though. I told my roommate about my time in Siem Reap when I came back. He went to Cambodia himself in 2005 and he tells me that it was sleepy town with not much to do. When I told him my version, it blew him away how we went to the bar and stayed up later. Well…looks like there’s been a lot of tourism in Siem Reap since 2005.