Lenny loves…Day 4 – travel to the capital – Phnom Penh

Woohoo! Finally a day I get a bit of a lie-in, as we weren’t setting off until 11.30. I still really struggled to get out if bed, especially knowing that we had a long journey ahead of us.

I had a calm morning, heading down for breakfast and then packing up my things to move on to our next destination, the Capitol of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, which was around a 7hr bus journey!

I didn’t get to see much of the scenery, as I can’t seem to stay awake on these bus trips, but I did get to see a bit. The roads across Cambodia gave apparently improved quite a bit over the years, as trade increases and the need for a decent road system became apparent. The areas along the route were very rural and fairly poor. Cambodia used to be one of the richest countries in South East Asia, alongside Singapore, before the uprising in the 1970s. It is astonishing how quickly a country can decline, but how long it takes to get back to where you were, which Cambodia has not yet achieved, and is considered one of the poorest countries in SE Asia.

Once we got the Capitol we were hit with a huge amount of traffic! It was very similar to Bangkok in its chaotic nature, but eventually we arrived at the hotel, dropped our bags and headed to dinner.

The hotel wasn’t great, the room was small, we didn’t have a shower tray or bathtub just a shower attached to the wall and the room was incredibly small, but we were only going to be there for two nights, otherwise I think I would’ve checked into another hotel!! Still struggling to get used to the budget way of travelling!

I only had a few snacks for dinner and didn’t take any pics 😦 I went straight to the room when we got back to get some rest as I was groggy after the bus journey and had a feeling the next day would be pretty draining as we were off to the Killing Fields and S21 Prison.

The hotel turned out to be next to a very loud sky bar so it was difficult to get much sleep, should’ve  stayed up getting drunk like the rest of the guys! Oh well!

Lenny xx

P.s sorry for the lack of pictures in this one, there weren’t many opportunities to take any along the way, but I promise Day 5’s post will more than make up for it x

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