It’s 3:00 in the morning. You are sitting on a stool next to a drinks cart somewhere near “Pub Street” in Siem Reap. Somewhere in the reptilian core of your brainstem—the part devoted to maintaining respiration and sphincter function—you have a dim recollection of a date in three hours with Angkor Wat, the 12th-century temple complex that was the reason why you chose Siem Reap over Phuket for your long, weekend escape.
Originally published in the May 2017 issue of Here! Dongguan