I've been unable to get in touch with my contact at The Cambodia Trust Clinic and so ended up spending this morning dragging my heels around the streets of Phnom Penh. By 1pm I decided that it was fruitless to just wander and so travelled an hour out of the city to a place called Oudong.
Oudong is located just off Route 5 and was the former capital of Cambodia from the early 17th Century until 1866 when the capital was moved to Phnom Penh. The old royal city of Oudong is now abandoned but contains several temples and stupas covering three hills. The climb up is a tiring one - more than 500 steps - but the views compensate for the effort. The stupas at the top of the hill contain the remains of various Cambodian Kings. These hills are also the site of some of the Khmer Rouge's most prolonged resistance against the encroaching Vietnamese army in 1979.
Tonight I am trying another Indian restaurant called 'Indian Kitchen' located in the Boeng Keng Kang 1 district. It serves Northern Indian cuisine and is supposed to be very good (and cheap!). I might then go for a drink at the 'F' Bar at the FCC, which really is the best bar in Phnom Penh, with fabulous views of the Tonle Sap, Bassac & Mekong Rivers.