Sokha Club Hotel
Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
... The guesthouse we had reserved was supposed to pick us up from the bus stop, but thanks to some confusion on their end between a.m. and p.m. we had to flag down a tuk tuk and make our way ourselves. No big deal, eh? Wrong. The driver claimed to know where the guesthouse was located, but after almost an hour of driving from one end of the city to the other, it was clear he did NOT. Finally, Google maps and international phone data saved the day and we arrived. We didn't stay ...
... uncertainty of whether any of the volunteers will ever come back to see them. This fact makes me so sad. I genuinely want to make my time but more importantly, their time, worthwhile. I want to plant them with hopes and dreams and confidence to continue pursuing education. Without question, education is a major key to releasing children from poverty. Those struggling to survive in Cambodia live on less than $2 per ...
... But good for sight seeing!
The tuk-tuk drivers are also very persistent! At the sight of a foreigner it is "Sir, tuk-tuk?" At least they’re using a term of respect! Whenever we leave our hotel at least one guy from across the street is already asking us before we’ve even gotten through the front door! We were riding bicycles around the Angkor Temples near Siem Reap and the drivers would ask “Would you ...
... for 50 dollars per scarf! We were given dinner by the family and a coconut for drinking, and more fruit.
We also visited some temples after lunch en route, and cycled across another ferry, this time a much smaller very basic wooden boat with only a few locals on board.
All in all it was a fantastic day out, very hot and we cycled approx 20-25km. We had a great time meeting the local people.
... then discovered the biggest disappointment of our trip so far.... The silver pagoda is famous and therefore called the silver pagoda because the floor is covered with 5,000 silver tiles. It is meant to be an amazing site, all these glistening floor tiles. It was not, the silver floor has been covered by a red carpet in order to protect the tiles. There is a small roped of section of about 40 tiles in the back right corner, not quite the grand site we were expecting. The only ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility