Royal Mekong Boutique Hotel
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It was finally time to head back to Phnom Penh for our last night in Cambodia. Our dilapidated bus from Sihanoukville, costing the princely sum of $5, took five hours to do the usual four hour journey. Not helped by the Saturday market rush hour traffic on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
The sewage smells coming from the open bus door were …
... image that it shown, her image dominates a montage of other famous people, like Charlie Chaplin, and is the only woman included; and the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum.
I had plans to visit both Toul Sleng and the Killing Fields Memorial, which is located about 10 miles outside the city, but after a visit to Toul Sleng, I decided not to.
The country of Cambodia seems to have always suffered from violence. When it's not being attacked by foreign invaders, it seems ...
... our next destination.
After lunch we visited the National Museum, the best thing about it was the building itself, a beautiful red building which housed a lot of metal, stone and wooden statues and objects, Buddhas and Hindu Gods. The Cambodian people are referred to as Khmers, and it is likely that they originated from China, settling in Cambodau several millenia ago. There is evidence of stone working people in N Cambodia from 4000BC. Rice cultivation has been dated to ...
... brings out huge smiles. People encourage you with more words and phrases. Unlike Vietnamese which has sounds which I couldn’t get out enough to be understood, people ‘get’ us here and it’s great. We’ve learned the phrase for "no problem" and that’s a great one to pull out from time to time, guaranteeing a big smile. Sales people are very gentle too. They ask you to ...
... and 2 big trays of vegetables covered in ice. I was pleasantly full. Peter then took me down to the river where I left him to go and write. As I was walking to one of my favorite spots I stopped off for ice cream at the Blue Pumpkin. No matter how full you are there is always room for ice cream!!! Now i am sitting at the Mekong River bar enjoying a great view and working on my books!
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking