We’ve been in Phnom Penh for a week! So far, so great! To some of your disappointments, I have taken one picture. You will have to rely on your imagination skills. Here are some highlights of the week:
- Tuktuks: Ahh the open air! I enjoy riding in tuktuks way more than I thought. Just sitting back on a comfy bench, letting the wind blow through my hair while being carted around the city! Life is good. We are sorting our a driver who will cart us to school everyday. Downside: most trips are $3. More expensive than I thought.
- Nice weather: I don’t want to mislead you, it has been hot! Once you accept that you will be sweaty, it is sort of nice. I’ve worn sports clothes this whole week, which has helped, but our patio gets a nice breeze and sitting outside is relaxing.
- Restaurants: If you want it, Phnom Penh has it. Predictably, we have eaten Asian at almost every meal so far. There is food for cheap, there are restaurants to splurge on, really anything. The restaurant scene is very hip. There are lots of places with amazing patios and artsy furniture. It seems that every place is trying something new. The food we’ve had so far has been pretty delicious. The coffee too! Highlight: Korean BBQ! It’s not for everyone, but it is for us! If you like lots of side dishes, many pickled items and grilling meat at your table, come join us next time!
Canadians: There are two currencies in Cambodia. They use American dollars for everything over $1 and Cambodian Riel for everything under. I read that the Canadian dollar is up these day…what a great time to visit!