Trip Start Jun 28, 2011
81Trip End Dec 13, 2012
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We were glad to see Phnom Penh (PP) after a shitty bus journey from Siem Reap, we got 2 punctures (literally one after the other) on the way to PP so that delayed us by about an hour and a half so didn't get into PP until after 8. We were staying at sister hostel of the place in Siem Reap, unfortunatley, the hostel in PP isn't a patch on Siem Reap but it was fine. We met a Kiwi brother&sister -- Hillary and John on the bus from Siem Reap so they came to or hostel too. We just got some food and hit the hay ealry as we were wrecked tired. We arranged to meet Hillary and John the next morning so we coud all head to the Tuol Seng (S21) Genocide Museum and to Cheouk Ek (The Killing Fields). I was feeling very apprehensive about these 2 places as i have heard such horrific stories but you have to do them as they explain and illustrate Cambodia's horrific if recent past
After our heavy hearted day, we didn't get upto too much that night, we went looking for cameras and went for dinner!!
3rd day in PP, we did a little bit of shopping, we bought a new DSLR, its a cool Canon one so hopefully ye will see the difference in our pictures from now on. We were gonna purchase one in Hong Kong but we did a bit of research and it worked out cheaper to buy in Cambodia
PP is a completly different city to Siem Reap and has a different vibe also.....however, this could be due to the fact that we're back travelling on our own again as it makes a big difference when your with other people but i'm sure we'll meet more people doing the same route in Vietnam.
We are currently on a bus from PP to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (the bus driver is a lunatic and we have spent most of the journey so far on the other side of he road as he's just over taking everything in site), we decided not to head down south in Cambodia to the beach resort of Sihanouville as the weather isn't supposed to be great down there at the mo so we're heading straight from Ho Ch Minh City, we're gonna spend 1 nite in HCMC then head off down to the Mekong Delta for a couple of nites, then back upto HCMC and up north through Vietnam. We are flying out of Hanoi o the 23rd August to the islands so we have about 18 days in Vietnam.....wish it was longer but just don't have the time.....boo hoo!!! It's a great excuse to come back though in the future!!!