Travel Elysium

Phnom Penh

To travel is to live – Hans Christian Anderson.

Next day was pretty cruisy. It was so hot so I didn’t really want to do much. I walked around a bit, visited a Buddhist pagoda and then took a tuk tuk tour of Phnom Penh. I’ve spent so much money this trip it’s crazy!

The tuk tuk was on hour and he took me around to different pagodas and temples across the other side of the river. It’s a good view across there.  My tuk tuk driver was so lovely and knowledgeable and he also took lots of photos for me.

Here's his Facebook if you're looking for a good driver in Phnom Penh

Here’s his Facebook if you’re looking for a good driver in Phnom Penh.  20151122_134345

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Sang Hai and me

Lately every time I go to write a blog post I fall asleep! It’s hard work keeping this up. Also I broke the screen on my phone, so I always end up with glass in my finger when I use it  🙁

After my trip in the tuk tuk I went to the Royal Palace

All the buildings were so grand.

All the buildings were so grand.

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It’s amazing how the king has all this and the majority of his people can’t even afford food.

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Outside there were heaps of people all selling food and balloons and toys. Not sure if it's a regular thing or part of the lead up to the water festival.

Outside there were heaps of people all selling food and balloons and toys. Not sure if it’s a regular thing or part of the lead up to the water festival.

Although Phnom Penh was not all that exciting, and really two days was enough, I’m glad I went and it was worth learning about the history of the Cambodian people.

It was quite pretty along the waterfront at night.

It was quite pretty along the waterfront at night.

After that just wandered around the markets, got some food, bought a dress and waited it out until 10pm to get the night bus back to Siem Reap.

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