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... it as an add-on for anyone visiting Siem Reap.
The majority of our time was spent on a full day tour throughout Phnom Penh (we were there for less than 48 hours). The tour was basically a history lesson of the city, told through visits to five sites: Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, a monastery, S-21, and the Cheung Ek killing field. None of the places were intrinsically spectacular (like Shwedagon or Angkor Wat), but our guide did a fantastic ...
... sup> Century with the wide streets, like the boulevards of Paris, so what remains is a charming blend of Cambodian and French design and architecture.
The next morning, Lory and I jogged from our hotel to the boulevard that follows the Tonle Sap River past sidewalk cafes and local shops, all the way to the Royal Palace, which became King Sihanouk’s “detention” home during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. During our jog on the Tonle Sap, I made a major paradigm shift. ...
So I finally reach the end of my adventure. After spending two weeks in Cambodia I am certainly alot wiser as to the political conditions the people who live here have to put up with. On the whole, I have been treated with nothing but kindness, generosity and friendship. The Cambodian people I met, I found to be gentle, honest and welcoming, eager to try and help you and are happy when you are happy. At no stage did I feel threatened or feel that I was in danger. As far as honesty, I ...
... to appreciate how much we have and to know how important it is to give back when you can, where you can to those who are less fortunate. Sounds corny sure, but an experience like the one we had at NHCC changes you. To put things in perspective when NHCC first started, most of the kids they received were in a similar unhealthy state, and back then there was no medication to combat their decline so most of them passed away. So to see the vast majority of ...
... bun was very nice and it came with fresh salad, sautéed onions,
gurkins, chips and other tasty bits. They put in a little extra
effort which made a big difference.
Saiem got moany with me on
the way back which ended the evening wonderfully. We came to a
junction where a group of complete ******* idiots had got off their
bike for a chat in the middle of the road causing chaos and various
people drove into each other. She couldn't understand why that ******