Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... Wat Phnom is on the hill that Lady Penh built at the founding of the city. It still represents the center of the city: any time you see a sign denoting how far away Phnom Penh is, the distance is measured from that sign. The wat itself is not especially impressive, but still a nice example of "Cambodian architecture", which we would see at nearly every stop.
Our second stop was the Royal Palace, which is really a large compelx of ornate ...
... Formed in 1968, the Khmer Rouge was an underground communist movement that was allied with North Vietnam, the Viet Cong and the Pathet Lao during the Vietnam War against the anti-Communist forces.
From 1975-79, the Khmer Rouge, supported by the government of China, and by the Cambodian King Sihanouk (who was in exile in Beijing), overthrew the Cambodian government and attempted to “cleanse the nation of all aspects of Cambodian culture. Led by the infamous Pol Pot, the ...
... me and return my hat. Often times I would leave a $2, $3 or $4 tip after a meal in cafe or restaurant. I would have waiters running after me, handing me the money I left at the restaurant and wanting to return my change, that was the tip. Obviously showing great happiness & joy when told they could keep the tip. With the influx of tourists visiting Cambodia and the overseas development of new tourist resorts, I don't how long it will take before the attitudes and lifestyles of ...
... know is that
I was facing one of the most boring days I'd had in a long time where
nothing exciting, interesting or noteworthy was about to happen.
This came as a shock to my
system as I was used to a life in Asia of minor adventures on a daily
basis. I was starting to get used to the life and death struggle to
get to work, the daily instability of the government that wasn't on
the verge of collapsing at any second but instead had never been
structured well enough ...
... br> I had helped him knock it
back into shape with a new chain and sprockets, an oil change and a
bit of care and attention. It was running a bit better but when he
had told me on the phone she was dying it was no understatement.
The bike was rattling
badly, the engine sounded like a badly wounded animal crying in pain.
I checked, there was no water in the radiator and no oil in the
engine. This added up to potentially expensive damage and I told ...