Tuesday, 13 June 2017


So after a long stint of working in Thailand, I decided to throw the shackles aside and quit my job to get back on the road again, and oh how i'd missed it!

The plan was to, well there really was no plan, I just needed to get out of Thailand for a while, so headed off to Cambodia at short notice with some friends.  First stop - Phnom Penh for a few days, enjoying time with mates before they headed off back to their home countries again, and catching up with other ones who reside in the Cambodian capital.

Not much to report from Phnom Penh, just some good old fashioned bar hopping and feasting on the great value, delicious western cuisine available there. Street food in Cambodia hasn't really progressed as well as Thailand and I generally find myself gorging on the vast selection of international cuisine on offer.

A friend and I stayed at the Royal Mekong Boutique Hotel for the first 3 nights, a little overpriced and I certainly don't see myself staying there again.  Location was poor and there were just too many smaller issues that put me off going back there.

I switched to the Pickled Parrot on for another couple of nights as the other guys were staying there, also another I probably wouldn't return to, but suitable for the budget traveler.  

The boys headed off after a few days and I made my way to Kampong Cham, the first destination on my journey East to parts of Cambodia I hadn't yet visited.

Few pics from around Phnom Penh