I took a little trip from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. Originally, I was supposed to head over to Ho Chi Minh City, but since I was in the area and it was too good to pass up, I stayed two full days in Cambodia’s lovely capital.
So before you carry on reading this post, I just want to say that there’s not much scenery post here because I didn’t do much in the two days. I just chilled with my friends, hehehe.
My new German friend, Joonas.
I was greeted by a game of pool (billiard) by my new German friends; Joonas and Douglas (not in the photo).
I stayed at the most amazing hostel ever! It was one of the things that made this trip memorable. If you guys are planning on staying in Phnom Penh, I highly recommend Base Villa. It’s super affordable! Only $5 per night! Though you need to deposit $10 when you check in, but you’ll get it too once you check out. You guys could check them out, just click HERE and you will be redirected to their Facebook page.
The swimming pool!
They charge $0.75 for a Cambodian Angkor beer during happy hour.
Two of my favourite things in one photo: beers and pool!
Pesto sandwich and fries…which I shared with my German friends; Maik and Joonas.
They make great pasta too! My favourite!
I got fetched from the bus station by a tuktuk–completely free of charge! They also let me stay in when I came in at 6AM from my sleeper bus ride. Usually hostels let you check in at around noon, but the staff here are very friendly and accommodating! I highly recommend this hostel! Also, when you do stay here, ask for Kim. She’s super nice!
Guess who came to see me?
If you’ve been reading my past travel posts, you’re pretty familiar with this guy. Josh, my travel buddy, came in from Sihanoukville to see me! Yay!
Ticket to the Killing Fields.
For my first full day in Phnom Penh, I went to the Killing Fields with my German friend, Maik. This site was actually so horrible and depressing. Maik and I weren’t speaking, at all, whilst we were here because we were trying to understand how people could be so cruel and capable of doing such things.
Also, we paid a good amount of $3 for a ticket. If you want a record of a tour of the Killing Fields, they’ll be happy to provide a CD Player for another $3. We didn’t get it though, we were saving money.
Maik and I.
Doesn’t he look a tad bit like Ed Sheeran? Hahaha! Don’t tell him I told you guys that!
Pol Pot, the man who’s behind all the killings!
Real human bones!
Speaking of bones…
Here are more bones!
This is where they keep the bones.
I cried when I saw this.
Children? Really? I couldn’t even hold back my tears when we came to this part. This is really so fucked up! I put a bracelet when I went here–just for the memory of all the children who died here. May they all go to heaven and be with God.
We paid $10 to get a tuktuk from our hostel to the Killing Fields. Our tuktuk driver also waited for us, and he took us back to our hostel. Yes, all for $10. If your haggling skills are good then maybe you’ll get a cheaper price.
We were also supposed to go to S21 but we were so sad about this first one, and that it’s almost 5PM when we arrived so we didn’t have time and energy left. We went back to our hostel instead.
Me, Josh, Tim and Logan.
I went swimming with my friends as soon as I got back to the hostel. Tim, he’s German, he was with Josh in Sihanoukville. They travelled together. Logan, he’s also a blogger. You can access his website, just click HERE.
Tim and Josh just trying out their diving skills. Ha!
Logan is a professional diver from Koh Tao, Thailand. Well he’s from the US but he’s been living in Koh Tao for quite some time now. He’s been trying to teach us some diving skills. No such luck for me, but for these two, I think they might go a long way. Hahaha!
Me and Logan.
Me in my favourite Speedo bathing suit…and the tiny beer belly I’ve created, huhuhu.
Seafood Fried Rice!
I honestly think that I’ve had too much fried rice in Cambodia. Not that I complain though, they’re super yummy! Especially the seafood and chicken ones!
The Independence Monument Park.
On our last night in Phnom Penh, we went on a hunt of the most legit club in the city. Josh and I were headed to Ho Chi Minh City in the morning so we’re making the most out of our stay in Cambodia.
The first bar we went to where we got our laughing gas for $2.
Josh and his laughing gas.
Josh and me and Tim.
Heart of Darkness Club, Phnom Penh.
We went to about three clubs. In the end we settled for this Heart of Darkness Club where we saw our two friends; Baron and Mark. We had the best night of our lives…except for Maik especially when we all figured out that it was a gay bar. Hahaha! It was an epic night though. It was a great way to cap off my Cambodia adventure.
Last night in Cambodia!
All in all I had a pretty nice time in Cambodia. Siem Reap was serene and peaceful whilst Phnom Penh is a bit crowdy but so full of history and culture. Next time I’d love to see Sihanoukville for myself. Wishing I could go back to Cambodia soon!
One of the highlights of my Phnom Penh trip was when I rode on a random guy’s motorbike and drove around the city. My was it an experience! Hahaha!
Phnom Penh is a city that I’ll most definitely go back to! If you haven’t visited this city, you sure are missing out!
This is not a sponsored post and all photos are taken using my iPhone5.
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