Monica Angkor Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Breakfast Available
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Continuing on my crusade across South-East Asia, Cambodia was my next destination. I didn't really have any concept about what I would see and experience here (except for a lot of temples of course) but I really enjoyed my time, met a bunch of new friends, had good food and a lot of fresh fruit juice. My time was spent mostly in the historic town of Siem Reap and the capital Phnom Penh.
Overall, traveling in Cambodia is really ...
... on arrival between the relaxed, friendly tuk tuk drivers treating it like a day trip to Alton towers and the apprehensive, solemn position of people exiting the area. So on entry, I buy my ticket and am provided with headphones and a small controller where I have to click the numbers that correspond with the various signs around the area to listen to what happened and hear survivors testimonies. There is a walkway leading straight down to the huge towering ...
... go and demanded that this poor man take us back to where he picked us up. At this point I wasn't wasting the entire day so I told them my plans and made arrangements with the driver to take me to the Royal Palace and Gardens so I could wander and check out other things in the city and from there this person could decide what they wanted to do. At the very least, it was a nice ride down the river to check out some of the architecture that is pretty prominent around Cambodia. It ...
... hitchhike, in order to get into town...when I am 70 and telling my Grandchildren about my adventure, I will absolutely tell them about the time I hitchhiked and got three different rides with local Khmer families, squeezing in Tuk Tuks and piling into the boot of a truck. It was the best night out ever, we drank, danced and got covered in baby powder and soaked with water, as we celebrated on Pub Street, the craziest place I've been, all while wishing everyone ...
... duck egg. As we worked out what that meant we all cringed a little but then one of our group, Mia announced that she was going to try it. We all watched wide eyed as the shell was cracked open. Fortunately no chick crawled out (apparently that can happen) and the inside looked like a messy boiled egg with some un-appetising black bits. Mia described it as an egg with feathers on it. Yuck!