|Normanton Kids in Cambodia|
This is the start of my Cambodia Travel Series where I shall tell you about the different sites that we were able to visit around Phnom Penh.
For most of my readers who probably have read my past travel entries, you may have noticed that I'm more of a cosmopolitan-loving traveler. Indeed, the term "roughing it" is not really part of my travel vocabulary. I prefer staying in nice, comfy hotel rooms, enjoying a number of good meals and appreciating the sights and sounds of the bustling city. So, when we began planning for this particular trip, I have to admit that I was somehow bracing myself for the physical challenge that awaits us. Well, I survived and I'm mighty proud of it!
As soon as we landed in Phnom Penh, I was really impressed with the airport. To be honest, I wasn't really expecting much from a country that has recently just gained its independence not so long ago. The Phnom Penh International Airport was very clean, it smells amazing and the service was efficient. How I wish that NAIA will someday be like this too. *sigh*
There you go! We just had a full day and a half in Phnom Penh and here are the three spots that we were able to visit. I purposely skipped the Royal Palace though as I got a number of lukewarm comments about it.
Currency Tip: You can pay using US Dollars in Cambodia. I actually recommend for you to do that as most (if not all) of the meals and commodities are priced in USD. Though, you will probably get Khmer Riel as change. Make sure to use this first so that you won't be left with a lot on your last day since it will be harder to change back to USD.
Flying to Phnom Penh, Cambodia is a breeze! A number of budget airlines such as Tiger Airways, Cebu Pacific, Jetstar and SilkAir have regular flights at least 3 times a week.
To avail of shuttle and tour guide service, contact Sovann David at firstname.lastname@example.org.