07 November 2008

A Tale of Two Khmer Cities

Mystical Cambodia: From Top, Left to Right: Wedding Couple with friends in front of Angkor Wat; Posing at Ta Prom Temple; Khmer people in Traditional Costume at Angkor Wat; Motorcycle Taxi (Motodop) in Phnom Penh (Central Market at background); Dinner at the Sissowath Quay; Lunch at the famous FCC; Boat Ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

=> Mystical Trip was from 20 Mar to 24 Mar 2008

Visiting Cambodia for the first time open up our eyes no matter how much we heard about the Country. The Cambodians are friendly people, despite a difficult history where many people suffered & there were senseless killings. Most Cambodians are poor, but they speak good English - I was told that the UN's long presence in the Country was partly responsible for this - and are always ready to flash you a smile.

What I like about Cambodia besides it's wonderful people?

1) Market in Phnom Penh - got a good deal for a Mont Blanc spectacle frame

2) Food - Nice & reasonable

3) Massage - cheap

4) FCC - Foreign Correspondents Club - good food & ambience

5) Hotels - good value for money

6) Charity Work - plenty, depends on your interests

7) Angkor Wat - plenty of history unless you get temple fatigue

Phnom Penh has at least 3 big markets where you buy all kinds of value-for- money products. Of course, Siem Reap is famous for Angkor Wat & the Temples.

Are you into Charity? Come to Cambodia - there are plenty to do here!!

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