There are a lot of pleasurable things about travel here (e.g. the ability to have noodle soup for breakfast) but there is one significant annoyance. It's the ongoing litany that inspired this haiku:
Tuk-tuk, madame? Tuk-tuk, please.
Lady, buy something.
(By the way, for those who don't know, a tuk-tuk is a sort of trailer pulled by a motorbike and is one of the major forms of transportation in southeast Asia. One can also get a lift on the back of a motorbike if one is cheap and daring. Or pay significantly more money for a real taxi.
After an interesting lunch at a sort of Asian tapas place (where I was not brave enough to try the mango salad with dried snake), I treated myself to a spa afternoon. I actually got a manicure and pedicure, which also included leg and arm massages. It took me all of about 15 minutes to chip the fingernail polish, alas.
I did a few other things, but I passed on tea at the Grand Hotel d'Angkor as being too expensive. I may still do tea at the Oriental when I get to Bangkok.
Which reminds me. Internet access in Cambodia is very cheap, so checking my mail and writing a post like this costs me about 25 cents. I'm not sure what the prices will be like in Bangkok, so I may not post daily while I am there.