Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra
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We left Battambang early this morning.
This city has French colonial architecture as the French ruled here for 90 years (1863- 1954). The King of Cambodia had asked the French to come and protect them against the invasion from Thailand and Vietnam.
We heard about some of the history from our guide- Bros.This country has been through …
Today we said goodbye to Cambodia, and took 2 flights, from Phnom Penh to Bangkok and then from Bangkok to Koh Samui.
Since we had a long 3 hour wait in Bangkok, we tried to get on an earlier flight, but were unable to.
We found out that Bangkok Airways has a free lounge, which turned out to be great.
We landed in Koh Samui and found …
After a great breakfast and a room change due to some tiny spiders moving into our bathroom, we took a taxi to the killing fields memorial site just outside Phnom Penh.
It was a rather sumber visit thrugh the graves, some of them still with bones and rags that used to be clothes... . Plus, the weather was scorching hot. We later went to visit …
... she was teaching me to play pool) and the four of us went to a jazz night. After that we got a tuk tuk to Katy Perry's pizza (open this time!) and then went to their new apartment - I was their first visitor!
I moved my things to a hostel called Mad Monkey that morning as my dorms were empty (apart from the first night when Nico and Selim stayed because they had locked themselves out of their room!) and got a room with Sanne, who ...
... like me in a hope that educating people will prevent it from happening again. I hope it works. I'd like to think in this day and age nothing like this would or could happen again but I'm still a bit shocked that it happened at all. Anyway, sorry this has been a bit of a downer but I thought it was a really interesting day and at least some of you would want to know a bit about it. We've been recommended a book called 'Stay alive, my son' which ...
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