traveling to Cambodia one quickly realizes that material possessions have no correlation
to one's happiness. If wealth were measured by the smiles on people's faces, rather than by
dollars and cents, Cambodia would rank as the world's richest nation.
City Phnom Penh
Area 181,040 sq km 69,900 sq miles
Time Zone GMT/UTC +7
Languages Khmer (official) English (other) French (other)
Religion Buddhist, Animist, Cham Muslim, Christian
Currency Riel (CR) and the US Dollar
Electricity 230V 50HzHz
Country Dialing Code 855
Reaksmei Kampuchea - pro-government daily
Kaoh Santepheap - pro-government daily
Cambodia Daily - English-language
Phnom Penh Post - English-language
Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP)
My suggestions if you go::
Sleep at Bright Lotus guest house for $14 they have clean rooms and a great location.
Eat at The Foreign Correspondent's Club, or have 2 for 1 happy hour Angkor Draft beers ($1 for two beers and a pate of roasted peanuts) at Happy Phnom Penh Pizza, the food is good and inexpensive, and it's riverside sidewalk location can't be beat.
Internet Sunny Internet Cafe, near FCC. You can hook up your laptop if you want.
Sights to see
Rent a motorbike $3 per day or use Mr Saray the Tuk Tuk driver who hangs out in front of Bright Lotus Guest house, he's a real honest gentleman and he'll take you anywhere you want to go. I use Mr. Saray for trips to the airport.
Sleep at Phnom Keah ? Guesthouse
Eat cheap at the White Rose Restaurant or for a bit more money try Asian Beer Garden across the river.
I use KCT Internet, run by Mrs. Chhorvy, she's really sweet and helpful.
KCT Internet Café II N° 102, Street 2, 20
Usaphea Village, Svaypor Commune Battambang, Cambodia
Tel 053 730 225 Mobile Phone 012 553 141
Sights to see
Sleep: Stay cheap at the Sun Sengky Guesthouse for about $15, or the Peace of Angkor Villa for about $20 (Dave Perks, the owner is a photographer, he and his wife Coleen are very helpful) or if you have more money, try the Pavillion Indochine for about $45, which has beautiful grounds with a pool and great location near the entrance to Angkor wat.
Eat: The Blue Pumpkin, Dead Fish Tower
Internet: Bring your own laptop for free Wireless at the Blue Pumpkin you can also eat here, good bakery, dessert and light meals
Sights to see: Angkor wat
Photography tours of Angkor and surrounding areas: lll
Sihanoukville / Kampong Som:
Eat Markara Guesthouse Restaurant:
Internet Markara Guesthouse
Sights to see: Don't miss the Kabal Chai waterfalls 30 minutes outside of town
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