Royal Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... point: drive the information home enough that it is never forgotten, and history is never repeated.
We capped off our stay with dinner at Dine in the Dark, a concept restaurant that has become popular in many cities. The premise is you eat in complete darkness: you can't even see your hand in front of your facce. You are also eating a set menu, so you have no idea what is being put down in front of you until you touch/taste it (eating ...
... my mom and dad, Art and Beulah, to Phimai, northeast of Bangkok, near Khorat in the province of Isan. The temple Prasat Hin Phimai, located in the center of the town, was one of the major Khmer temples in ancient Thailand, connected with Angkor by an ancient Khmer Highway. Architecturally, the temple is very similar in design to Angkor Wat.
We stayed in a backpacker hostel in Phimai. Art and Beulah were 87 and 84 respectively, and they just loved the experience. For me it was ...
Started the day with a trip to the Central Market. Morning is a good time to go before the food gets really ripe. Then off to the Royal Palace which had a large number of ceremonial buildings and stupas. The King (and his mother) were in residence so there was one area of the grounds that we were not able to visit. The present King is 62 and unmarried so at the moment the next heir will be his brother.
... was soaked through
Minutes later at the risk
of crashing into something I couldn't see, I stopped off to find a
hotel. I was lucky enough to find a place with a few rooms and a
young girl who was studying English and understood that the
sad-looking wet man wanted to get a room in which to cry himself to
I managed to get some food
and hung my clothes out to dry, phoned ahead and spent the evening
hoping tomorrow would be better, even ...
... He had been dumped
in a dustbin around the back of a local hospital at only 5 or 6 days
This wasn't unheard of but
not as common as in China. Over there it was a common thing to kill
or abandon female babies but there was no epidemic of such things in
Cambodia. It was just families unable to support the children they
already had or young girls getting pregnant and panicking. Out here,
it was more common to sell their children, either ...