Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
After taking final exams today I played 101 Dalmatians for my class. It's the original Disney version. There's a scene where Cruella deVille is dialing a rotary phone. My students asked SO MANY questions about that type of phone It was funny - to me, anyway. Even Miss Dalin had never seen one ...
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 ...
... from the party, went out for dinner and finally returned after a fairly tiring day. Day 3 involved seeing some more of the city sites. At the central market we spotted all the usual t-shirts, bracelets and souvenirs alongside the live fish and crabs I the food market. We also caught a glance of a live mouse darting in between containers of food doing his morning food run, although technically I think he was shoplifting. In the afternoon we went to see ...
... across the room. Every
time I stuck my feet under the sofa to do them he skulked off to his
bed and glared at me.
I had a surprise
phone-call from a friend in Thailand. He was a bit of a hero. He was
an American man who had been an airline pilot. He was facing a loss
of 50% of his wages and was dissatisfied with his marriage. He asked
his wife one morning what she had done to look for work and she
replied nothing, as usual. He finally snapped ...
... but I think we were both a little disappointed. It's beautiful but it has a very familiar look and feel to ones we've seen before. I guess there is a certain uniformity to opulent, royal living.
After giving the Palace the once over it's back to the Rambutan for a relaxing swim in the Rambutan's salt water pool while the staff serve us drinks. It's hell being a backpacker.
Thanks Jenna for a great day.