Cambodia travelogue

From Paris to Phnom penh

Day after day follow our stay in Cambodia, the Khmer kingdom.

Days 1 and 2 : from Paris to Phnom penh

Here we go for a very long flight from Paris to Phnom penh (Cambodia) via Singapore. Wa take off at 11.30am and reach Singapore at 7am local time after some 12h of flight. Then we take a smaller aircraft bound for Phnom penh (2 hours flight).
As we bought in advance our e-visas we don't need to queue. We rapidly go through customs, our luggage are already here, we get out of the airport and take a taxi to our hotel. The traffic is anarchical, cars, motos, tuk-tuk share the road, using the horns more than necessary. It is 10.15am when we reach Bougainvillier hotel, we are tired as we barely slept in the planes but decide not to rest as we want to explore Phnom penh.

...first thing we have to do is cross the road... and this is a problem given the crazy traffic...

25C, sky is partly cloudy, great time for a walk. But the first thing we have to do is cross the road... and this is a problem given the crazy traffic. Once this problem solved, we walk along Sisowat quay as far as the royal palace then reach street 240 where we have lunch. Then we took a tuk-tuk to the russian market, cool atmosphere, exotic smells, kind people, we spent a good time hanging around in the shadowed passageways. Back to downtown to visit the royal palace and the silver pagoda. We are exhausted, and after a diserved shower and quick diner, we went to bed