I hate to be the bearer of bad news as I wanted this blog to be quite upbeat but after one bad day things then got worse....we had booked a flight to Cambodia to the capital - Phnom Penh. The flight took about 1 1/2 hours and they were serving a meal on the plane. Now everyone says that the English are racist, however certain Asians are some of the most racist people we have ever seen and this flight was no different. We were conveniently skipped by the attendant on the plane who was handing meals out and then ignored when he went round with tea & coffee. I would like to point out that we were the only "westerners" on the plane. We eventually got a meal, however we were then short changed by $10 when buying our visas at the airport. Having enough of being mugged off, Hannah marched over and said that we were not given the correct change. Without any hesitation he gave us the money, knowing that he had short changed us on purpose. I think Hannah would have bitten his head off if he didn't give her the money and in all fairness I would not like to have been in that mans shoes. Her bite is worse then her bark and man can she bark!
So it wasn't the most pleasant welcome to Cambodia and we then get a taxi to our guesthouse "Sovanphum" which is also a restaurant. We head out for food and are harassed by Tuk Tuk drivers beggars and children. Could this day get any worse!?
If you ever have a problem there is always one answer. BEER! This certainly calmed the nerves as this city was quite terrifying due to the poverty and constant harassment. We ended up in an Irish bar and made friends with 2 older guys (about 50ish). Many $1 beers later they asked if we wanted to go clubbing with them, I'm sure it would have been hilarious, however we declined and ended up singing to Elvis with the American bar owner and another English man until closing. A great end to a horrible day.
We have a very relaxed day with lunch at the guesthouse restaurant and then in the evening find a sports bar run by an Ozzy and watch the Pompey vs Plymouth game on one of the 12 plasma screens he has. I say watch, he was streaming it from the internet for us but it was painfully slow and laggy. Still we got to see a bit of the game.
We go out for lunch and have another relaxed day. We also FaceTime Jen and Kevin and see their beautiful faces ;). Tomorrow we are getting a minibus down to Sihanoukville to finally see our first beach since travelling! Hannah cannot wait!