Out and About in Phnom Penh

I am happy to have arrived safely in Phnom Penh with my husband this morning around 6AM after a 7-hour shaky bus ride from Siem Reap.
It was interesting to ride this sleeper bus, Giant Ibis with comfy two-level lounge beds equipped with a pillow and blanket. After reading advices from other travelers, we booked the second row at the lower level.  For 2 main reasons, the upper bunks can get really cold and the movements are much more felt up there. Another tip is to avoid the first row behind the driver due to glare, in case you want to really sleep. Oh, there is Free Wifi on board.  I slept right through 7 hours and woke up to the bus announcement that we have arrived.

Since it was too early to check in our hotel, Kolab Sor Hotel, we left our bags at the reception for storage and started exploring the streets of Phnom Penh. I am enjoying the french vibe of some shops and cafes infused with their own local style.

Gorgeous blooms
Love all the greenery
Terraced establishments and lots of trees
One of the numerous coffee shops that you can find at every street corner
Parking :)
Sisowath Quay and the Mekong River
Along the corniche
Tuk-tuk and the Royal Palace
Finding our way around this roundabout - Independence Monument

3 Days / 2 Nights
Itinerary:  First Day - Walking Tour
Itinerary: Second Day - We hired a tuk-tuk driver
  • Wat Phnom
  • Central Market
  • Wat Ounalom
  • Russian Market
  • Lunch at Romdeng
  • Dinner at Sisowath Quay
Itinerary:  Third Day - We hired a tuk-tuk driver
  • Trip to Choeung Ek (The Killing Fields) 
  • Afternoon Relaxation at Brown Coffee Shop
  • Bus trip to Siem Reap
So far so good. We're now off to the Royal Palace and the National Museum.
Love & light,

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  1. You're in Cambodia? Such delight! Lovely pictures! Have some exotic fun over there

  2. Beautiful photos! Looks like such a wonderful place!

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed this post! After our visit to Vietnam over a year ago we decided that we would like to explore more of this part of the world and Cambodia was added our list. Your photos have made me even more keen to spend some time there at some point!

  4. Funky bus ride - I think all those bunks would freak me out

  5. Wow, I've never ridden an overnight bus like this - looks pretty comfy and free wi-fi? I'm in.