Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... compared to my chocolate cake. The location in Phnom Penh is also unique because all of the servers are blind, which is actually probably an advantage in a pitch-dark room.
As I've said, the city of Phnom Penh is nothing to write home about (unless you are keeping a travel blog), but I still HIGHLY recommend a visit for anyone in Cambodia. It's only a 40 minute, $100 flight from Siem Reap, and the history of the place is not nearly known by enough ...
... blocks of the constructions, the magnificent carvings in the stonework, and the overall design of the temples themselves, make Angkor one of the most impressive experiences that I have encountered. Add to that the realization that these temples were built a thousand years ago, and I am profoundly impressed by my own insignificance.
We enjoyed strolling around the grounds, making the central temple our destination at each site. Inside the central temple we often found a Buddhist ...
... building filled with very interesting statues & artefacts. Our guide, Sophal works there part time as a guide and studied for seven years at the University of Fine Arts so was an excellent source of information. This visit was followed lunch at the Titanic Restaurant alongside the river. Don't know why it has that name. It was a nice restaurant with some traditional dancing – the only entertainment ...
We got the bus to Phnom Penh which is the capital of Cambodia. It was suppose to be a 6 hour bus trip but ended up being 8. The roads here in Cambodia are quite bad and most of it is dirt roads. We went to the Tuol Sleng Museum today and it was very interesting but sad to read about it all. It's a bit similar to what nazi Germany did but on a smaller scale. It all began in 1975 when Pol Pot took command and wanted to change ...
... and just hope for the
best. After many hours of being cold, wet and miserable and riding
through puddles that reached up past my knees while riding on a tall
motorcycle the rain finally died off and I even felt somewhere close
Eventually I reached the
turnoff and met my girlfriend and she led me back to her village from
the back of a borrowed bike. We were staying with her mother. She was
a person I had a lot of trouble liking. On my first visit ...