Cambodia
Mean Chey

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  • Day79

    Cambodia

    December 27, 2019 in Cambodia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    We had a heck of a time getting out of the airport, but we finally managed. Tell you story over a beer sometime. Anyway, we haled a taxi and off we went to our hotel. The good news is, this is the best hotel we have stayed in so far (we are on a budget after all). Large room, comfy bed, the shower is one of those rain shower heads with plenty of hot water, the wifi is steady. It all may be a bit old, but still quite nice. So Friday night, Jo wanted to find hummus for dinner, and we were in luck. There was a hummus house just two blocks from the hotel (we have since been there three times). So good, plentiful, and fairly inexpensive.

    Saturday we went out for a bit of sightseeing here in the local area. Got some nice photos from Wat Ounalom Monastery and the Royal Palace Park, but the Royal Palace was mostly under construction, so not much to look at. We walked down the riverside park, and had a nice lunch. Later that evening, we went in to meet the hashers, check in, and get our t-shirt. We chatted with several hashers for about 2 hours, then they started on a pub crawl, but by then we were pretty done with it all, so after the first stop, we skipped out and went back to the hummus house for another tasty dinner.
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  • Day68

    Street Food in Phnom Penh

    April 12, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    We checked into a really nice place called the House Boutique Hotel. Bring your Visa card cause its $16 if you want breakfast included. Pool, Air con, beer, western toilets, pretty swanky for this crew. A little ways to downtown and the banks of the Mekong River but still in the heart of this fascinating city. We went for a walk last night and ate some very questionable street food, probably the limit for the adventurous two in the group. Tell you what we think it was later,
    We were treated to a blessing by some monks this morning, right out front of the place, we got to participate in the whole thing. It was really interesting and the locals were so excited that we wanted to be a part of it. Its the Khmer New Year starting tomorrow. We get the distinct feeling the country, or least major parts of it shut down completely for three days. Off to the mini mart we go for some Angkor beer...dont wanna run out you know.
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  • Day67

    Welcome to Phnom Penh

    April 11, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    It’s hot here too. And its nothing like KL. And certainly nothing like Singapore. And that’s obvious from the time you step out into the street and see all the tuktuks lined up ready to take you wherever you want to go. For very cheap. We found Vanton, er he found us, not sure really. He’s got his own ride, and he is learning English between fares. Very nice guy that took us the 10km into town, which was an experience in itself. The streets of Phnom Penh, like lots of Asian cities and towns, are lined with garbage and junk that has accumulated over a long time. And you don’t have to drive on the road, which aren’t great either, hell you don’t even need to go the same direction as the rest of the traffic. Nor do you need to wear a helmet, just hold onto to your cell phone with one hand, your infant child in the other and keep your smoke goin, you’ll fit right in.Read more

  • Day3

    Market visit

    December 31, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We all headed out to the Russian market in the morning
    After lunch Brendo, Vann, Philip and I went to the Genocide Museum - very sobering
    Dinner was down at the riverside at the Titanic restaurant

  • Day1

    .... and so it begins

    September 5, 2017 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    A long night of travels, Auckland to Melbourne, Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh ... luckily it was a 'night' flight & we managed a number of hours sleep ... some interesting food on Malaysia airlines & a couple of quick stopovers ... Arrived in Phnom Penh to 34degree heat with some serious humidity - yikes I'm going to melt. Met at the airport by our driver & enjoyed our first experience of Cambodian culture .. mainly noticed the amount of people, the driving & the contrast in lifestyle (very poor to very rich & developed)Read more

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