Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Entering the grounds of the Hotel Sofitel in Siem Reap, Cambodia is like entering another world, a world of Buddhist peace.  Everywhere I turned I was greated by smiling hotel personnel, anxious to please.  The walkways and ponds were connected with wooden bridges.  Gazebos abounded.  My room overlooked the gardens and water.  The quiet was comforting and relaxing.  Every day was a pleasant surprise.  There was always a gift in my room and fresh flowers.  One gift was a small basket filled with sachet.  Another day it was a silk scarf.  The food was beyond description.  Every imaginable way of serving fish, chicken, pork or beef was offered.  The fruit was delicious and ripe and the fresh vegetables tasty and spicy.   The breakfast buffet could have consumed hours of exploratory tasting.  The memories make me smile.