Today is Phnom Phen and we are up early to be at the royal palace as it opens to miss the crowds. Just as well it is seriously hot here. Royal palace is impressive with lots of gold and beautiful buildings. Seems the king is a bit of a disappointment since at 60 he is not married but not surprising since he was a ballet dancer who loves to wear make up. Next the national Museum but by then most people were flagging and searching for shade. Many artefacts from An...
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Arrived in Cambodia after a very long day up at 5 am for trip to floating market about an hour by boat to get to it A wholesale local fruit and veg market on the Mekong. Back for breakfast then 4 hours by coach -transfer to fast speedboat for 5 hour trip in the baking heat. Stopped off to leave Vietnam then back off 5 minutes later to enter Cambodia. A very tired and bedraggled arrival in the city as the sun was setting .what a lovely surprise to have a mothers d...