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Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
At age 26, I finally left the United States, traveling west to reach the far east. Odd, I know. My wife and I had, just days before, finished packing up all of our belongings and moving them into storage. We had left our jobs, moved out of our apartment and sent our cat to stay with family, all in the name of satisfying our wanderlust.
... up such shows for those that are interested.
Since none of those interest me, I stick to my guidebook, and today my itinerary includes the beautiful French-designed post office; Wat Phnom, which is where the city was founded by some rich lady who claims to have found a Buddha statue there, and was divinely told to build a shrine in its honor, all of this happening hundreds of years ago, the art deco designed Central Market, which offers up good to the local citizen; ...
... for the night, with free transport to it. This hotel was close to the Royal Palace and, whilst the room was very very small, was clean and comfortable. We had dinner in a small restaurant down the road, both having fried rice with seafood. This meant that Owen had two dinners as my tummy was still bad.
The following morning we had a lie in and a late breakfast, making it with 10 minutes to spare at 0950. We checked out on completion and had our free Tuk Tuk back to the correct ...
... some wonderful things to be found if you take your time. I never honed the shopping gene – and there are few places I regret not spending more time shopping, but this is one.
We also visited the museum here – a beautiful, stately building in its own right, with red brick and tile forming a square with a lush green courtyard inside. Here you can see some of the ancient treasures ...
... but it isn't spicy and it is green. After a solid meal I was starting to feel a little closer to normal. I was going to go to one of the roof top bars along the river to work some more on my books....but my heavy eyelids disagreed with this plan. I went back to the hotel to take a nap. When I got there Peter invited me out to dinner. I took about an hour nap then chatted with ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBlue Dog Guesthouse Phnom Penh
We had made a reservation via email with Bluedog as it would be our first stop on our trip and we didn't want to be figuring out where to stay on the fly for our first night.
We were told that a driver would pick us up from the airport, which didn't happen. We hired a tuk-tuk outside the airport for $6 - $7 USD. Once at Bluedog, we were told that the room we had reserved was no longer available but were accommodated instead in a room with 3 beds, a fan and a private bathroom for the same rate ($10 USD). The family running the place was very nice and apologized for the driver and room mishap. The owner helped us buy a bus ticket to Sihanoukville for the following morning for $6. We managed to set up the mosquito net with some duct tape (you should always travel with some) which was necessary, there were plenty of mosquitoes, though most kept in the wet bathroom. They provided a lock and key for our door and wifi was free. There is even a computer in the common lounge area that you can use if you don't have your own.
Location was good, plenty of shops, cafes in the area. A bit of a walk to the riverfront but that just allowed us to soak in the sights, sounds, and smells of Phnom Penh.
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