We're off to Phnom Penh via Mekong Bus. Loven joined us because he was going there for a project he is doing. We left Siem Reap around 8:30 in the morning.
We arrived in Phnom Penh around 2:30 in the afternoon. I can't seem to remember the name of the guest house we took but it's at the back of the royal palace, close to Street 240. Apres freshening ourselves, we had late lunch at The Shop. I forgot my phone in our room so I wasn't able to document the food we ate.
In the evening we decided to eat at Yumi.
We ordered several dishes including pumpkin gyoza, agedashi tofu, and soft shell crab tempura. The guys were underwhelmed of the food, based on the rave reviews of our friends, but it wasn't bad at all. Actually, it's quite good except we all agreed it didn't match the hype given to it. I've dined in Yumi before and I enjoyed it as much.
What we would rave about was their honeycomb ice cream. Sublime. A must-try!
It was rather a sedate, "no plan" plan for our stay in Phnom Penh. Basically, we just dined and met up with friends. It wasn't hard for Miguel to meet people. One instance we were pestered by this overly friendly Burmese guy, which resulted to a funny incident I will leave you to ask Miguel.
Alex and Bo hit it off good, too.
We visited Cheung Ek Genocide Memorial because Miguel needed to 'feed his soul' when he read about it in a guide book.
Cheung Ek is one of the many killing fields during the reign of Polpot in the Khmer Rouge regime. Many people were brought to this area to be killed.
Look closely at the picture above because you can see a bone with teeth. I didn't realize it but I was standing on that spot.
This was an example of the uniforms of the Khmer Rouge. The sandals were made of rubber tires.
Thousands of skulls bear witness to the atrocity that happened that time. It seems unreal.
A visit to the Russian Market is a must if you're in Phnom Penh. It's the place for cheap surplus. While Bo was shopping I let Miguel try some Cambodian snacks.
We also ate at Sam Doo.
We also had dinner at Metro with Nod, Eng, Toefi and Karen.
Fashion Passion is a must-try!
Well, let's just say we ordered a lot of food.
Before returning back to Siem Reap we had brunch at Brown with Franco. I really enjoyed this Spanish Omelette.
I'm happy that Miguel and Bo got to meet my friends in Phnom Penh.
While here in Cambodia, Miguel got addicted to Numpang Pate, a Khmer sandwich. See that plastic bag he is holding? That's 16 pieces of it for baon, hehehe!
The bus ride was fun because it was all chika and laughter. I think we annoyed the rest of the passengers with our noise. But who cares! LOL! We were having fun.
Miguel treated us for dinner at Il Forno. The next day they went back to Bangkok for their flight back to the Philippines.
Bo and Miguel enjoyed their trip so much that they are planning to come back soon.