Siem Reap, Cambodia

A few months ago I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a great training course that was being run in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  The course was split across what was coming in the next couple of versions of Veeam software releases and Mastering Technical Sales with a guest presenter of John Care.  The what’s new sessions were Top Secret, however most of the content has been shared publicly although there a few more things to come.

We arrived a day early and had a bit of a look around Siem Reap and spent a bit of time at the main market where you could get a brand new Omega watch for $27, which I’m sure was real, and almost made it through the week! In the same market was the latest fashion, cooked insects, fresh fish, and amazing vegetables all within a few hundred metres.  Just outside the markets was the infamous Pub Street and some of the locals were great, with a few who were out to make a dollar off the tourists by scamming them.  Over lunch we were approached by a mother with a newborn asking for us to buy a tin of formula for her child.  After buying this we found out it was a known scam.  Talk about picking your targets out, three men all with kids travelling for work!

The really amazing part was getting to go to Angkor Wat and the absolutely amazing Ta Prohm, made famous by Tomb Raider.

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