Onward to Phnom Penh

Our first non-cycling day included a drive from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh.

We did manage to stop along the way to see some temples that were not so overrun with tourists.

The jungle is doing its best to reclaim them.  The trees are called strangling figs.

These temples are constructed from small sandstone bricks.  The interesting thing is that no cement was used in the construction, and long-term analysis by Tokyo’s Waseda university has failed to uncover the secrets.

At most temples, children sell things.  Their English is often quite remarkable.

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We then traced to Sukon, which has gained fame as the spider village.  One of my companions was much braver than I.

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Then we arrived in Phnom Penh proper.  Traffic was horrendous, but I loved the vibe of the city nonetheless.  It has some French architecture, but a very bustling sense about it.  We’ve uncovered some great restaurants….and we’ve been here for less than 24 hours.

 

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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2 Responses to Onward to Phnom Penh

  1. apart from the spider, I am enjoying following your journey!

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