Morning breaks up early in Phnom Penh, so does the river.
Royal palace sees more locals than tourists, and there is no entrance fee.
Doves enjoying breakfast of grains thrown by tourists.
River side is always vibrant and also relaxed.
This is how Cambodians keep their capital and shoes clean. No dog shit allowed.
Another example of a cookie cutter house of Indochina.
K-West hotel by the river front is a Phnom Penh icon.
A 20mins walk from 136 Street takes you to the covered Central market looking similar to Saigon’s Ben-Thanh market.
Cyclos taking a group tourist for a morning round-up.
Independent monument with the national flag of Cambodia. I believe that freedom grows on people’s blood who tries to achieve it.
Just don’t know about this man in the Pagoda, supposed to be a national hero?
One US dollar buys 4100 Cambodian Riel, so the price of 1 litre of petrol costs 3150 Riel or 0.75 US cents.
I am at the Sorya bus company’s depot to book a ticket to Siem Reap.
Taking 10 AM bus for 29,000 Riel.
This ticket is for foreigner charging 29,000 Riel, while locals pay 25,000 Riel for the same seat/bus/destination. One dollar more for a foreigner.
This bus is loaded up with cargoes,and a motor bike is one of them.
The bus breaks up its journey at the half way point.
At Siem Reap, I check in the Neth Socheata hotel (2 star hotel advertised on Agoda for $28) for a mere $15. Room is perfect and cozy.
Siem Reap’s Pub street is packing up when I am out for a quick eat. See you in the morning.