Southeast Asia is known for its lengthy rainy seasons. And when it rains, it RAINS. During the monsoon season, water pours for about half an hour at a time, but the volume is enough to flood everything. Days usually start with a beautiful blue sky, the suddenly turns to an apocalyptic gray. You barely have time to find shelter and hell breaks loose.
Everyone is used to it. The tuk-tuk drivers sleeping on the seat just turn to the other side while the street vendors pull down a tarp that's been there for moments like these.
Despite the occasional heavy rain, Cambodia is going through it's worst drought in 80 years. Animals are dying and people are losing their crops. It's a very tough time for the country.
In Siem Reap, if it's not raining, the sun is shining bright. There is no in between. Temperatures can reach 40˚C and the humidity is very high. I easily drank 2 to 3 liters of water in one morning.
Nightlife in Siem Reap is very lively. There is a bar street full of nightclubs, restaurants, shops and massage places.