Silver River Hotel
Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is lovely first thing in the morning, or any time there's a breeze. Sadly as soon as it stops it is stiflingly hot even for an Aussie. I made good use of my fan today as the weather report says it was 38 but 40 with humidity. First stop on our all day bus tour was the royal palace and silver pagoda. Very beautiful with amazing …
Last day spent in recovery. This time we actually decided to make some effort to be productive. Not, you know, a lot of effort. But we had to buy our bus tickets to Kratie so I reluctantly put clothes on.
After breakfast we dodged a constant barrage of tuk-tuk offers all the way to the bus station and got tickets …
We did nooothing. Sat around in our underwear after dropping all our clean clothes of at a nearby guest-house (hotel is too expensive). We got frustrated by our electronic equipment as it's all beginning to fail. Batteries aren't charging. Laptop is randomly turning off. Poor power supplies and shonky power outlets are …
So Lemmy's Guest-house was pretty good. But a rotund Scandinavian man wandered outside around in his underwear from time to time. This alone made as glad to leave. His belly mound, carpeted in grey, drooped over his bulging budgie smugglers. And he just ambled about outside his room. Weird.
Also the dead and dried …
... I fitted the carb back on, the work of minutes thanks to
a great frame design. I wired up the slightly over-complicated
plumbing and fitted the tank. I had already drained the filthy petrol
and topped it up with a litre of decent brand new fuel.
Jump starting it from a
scooter didn't work at all, even though the day before it had turned
over nicely. For some reason a Khmer guy wandered over and stood
staring awkwardly at us. I had seen him around but ...