So OK… here it is.
Today, I leave the comfort of the hotel, with all of its wonderful support staff and a great owner, say goodbyes,
take the “cultural training wheels” off… and head out of the city.
I am on “my own” now.
[Well, I guess I have always be ‘on my own’, but with the amount of support, friends, and introductions, the transition period has been so smooth for the past 2+ weeks in the city. So, was ‘on my own’ … but not really.]
NOW … now … I am really going on my own: Off to rural Cambodia!!
David, the owner of the hotel, seeing me off.
Remember: For cycling tours of Asia, always pack light…
Great place to stay in Phenom Penh.
Pedicabs and motos are the primary transportation in PP.
Comme a la Maison …
A French restaurant with great steaks.
Uhhmm … so delicious.
I shall miss some of the more exotic offerings the city has to offer.
Be sure to order a mango daiquiri as well …
(Dining tip: Skip the abdomins. They like to eat odd things … and tasting their dinner from the night before … even if fried … uuhhh … just stick with the heads, legs, etc … dip a crunchy leg in the dipping sauce and enjoy. Follow up with a sip of that mango daiquiri. It’s actually really good.)
… and the many silly nights.