Phnom Penh

It was time to leave Siem Reap towards the Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. A quite comfortable six hour bus ride brought us to our destination. By coincident Hazel’s Brother’s girlfriend Elaine was in town for business and so we bunked in with her and spent a nice evening together.

The next day as Elaine went back to Singapore we moved a down town to the lovely Tea House Hotel where we would stay for two days. After some noodle soup for breakfast Kevin had a much needed haircut (2 USD) and later we took a stroll to the waterfront. As the afternoon became very hot we returned to our hotel for some rest and went out for dinner a bit later.

After a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast Kevin decided to explore the city a bit more (while Hazel stayed back and relaxed).

After a short visit to the local (tourist) marked Kevin visited Wat Phom (meaning hill temple). A Buddhist temple on a about fifty meter high hill including a few monkeys. As it was Buddhist New Year a lot was going on and the temple was richly decorated in a multitude of colors.

Later on Kevin hided from the rain in a river-side pub and watched the world go by – not a bad way to spend an afternoon. On the way back to the hotel he had a look at the huge Royal Palace.

We concluded our last day in Cambodia with a lovely dinner at a nearby French Restaurant.

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