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In a country where over half of the population is under the age of twenty two, backpackers of our advanced years are the subject of much wonder. The opening gambit of, 'Where are you from?' is swiftly followed by, 'How old are you?'. Cambodians of our age would have been teenagers when the Khmer Rouge seized power in April 1975. Separated from …
Finally, a sleep in, which is to say that I didn't get up until 7am - oh, how the mighty have arisen! I headed down for breakfast which I enjoyed almost as much as the conversation I had with receptionist, Kamera, who gave me some meaningful insight into his life in Cambodia. I then headed off, map in hand, to complete the second half of the self …
I wish I had more time in this city. My guesthouse was right near the Royal Palace, which I only drove by. For dinner (I arrived late in the day), I had amazing sweet potato curry at K'NYAY (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_ Review-g293940-d1570749-Reviews-K_NYAY- Phnom_Penh.html).
... it on with us all though so we got out of there and walked down a pontoon out to see and saw a shooting star. The next day we had a chill out day, Sanne and I walked down the beach and came across some tuk tuk drivers having a fish picnic together and they invited us over for a beer. We went to a cinema that night where you pay $3.50 and choose your own film and watch it in a private room with individual comfy seats while eating pizza!
... to drop us so Garry ended up guiding him through his own city.
The girls had already booked in to say at homeland guesthouse which is where we had agreed to meet them. Homeland was fully booked though but the staff were very friendly and arranged for us to stay in a nearby guesthouse for one night and booked us in for the following two. The lady even drove us there and checked us in. The room was nice and big but I think the people before smoked in there, eurgh.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
I only stayed one night at Alibi but it was absolutely beautiful. My room was huge and clean (and had the funniest soap stamped 'tourist'). Right at the end of the quiet little street is the Royal Palace and other attractions. The staff were friendly and helpful. I wish I'd been able to stay longer.
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