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Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... a dear cost to him. He tells me I should have no difficulty gaining the services of a new driver. Still, I am sad. Of all the Cambodian people I have met here, I've known him the longest. It is now full dark and the rain begins again so he takes leave and I go inside to a clean, dry room. After the dramatic weather and alteration to my carefully designed plan, I am exhausted. I'm hungry and haven't eaten since breakfast but I'm too tired to leave the comfort of my room. So I ...
I'm pleased to say that we have gotten over the writers block that hampered our previous entry and we have plenty to update on from Phnom Penh. As ever, even the bus journey provides content worthy of comment... We'd bought our ticket for the 10.30am bus a couple of days in advance and were instructed to be at the bus 20 mins prior to departure. Having become accustomed to 'Cambodia time' we figured this would be well in advance of actual departure but ...
... moment was supplied by a bus driving around the inside lane of a
roundabout who then changed his mind and veered directly to the
outside blocking the three lanes of the roundabout and the two roads
leading in. He, himself couldn't move because of the various bikes
squeezing through in front of him instead of waiting a few seconds
for him to complete the cycle of stupidity and get the hell off of
I went a slightly indirect
route as governed ...
... couple of hour on a sunset tour on the Mekong River. How this $10us each, collected from hotel, boarded, complimentary wine or beer, tour on water and back to dock. Yet it cost 4$us just to get to riverside?!?! We leave for airport this afternoon and head to 1 night in a Bangkok Airport Hotel before flying down to Phuket for 4 weeks of sun and water, away from Cambodia's poor dry and corrupted ...
Travellers we spoke with either loved Cambodia, or hated it. Either way, this place challenges our concept of what it means to be a tourist in a developing country. We flew from Luang Prabang, Laos, directly to our first stop in Cambodia, Siem Reap so the "getting there" part of this journey was...well fast and easy. The rest of our stay in Cambodia was not as simple nor as easy, but it was rewarding all the same.
Siem Reap is a tourist town with a thin veneer ...