When I flew from Hong Kong to Cambodia, I was advised just to spend a couple days in Phnom Penh, apply for my Vietnam visa (apparently it takes a couple of days), and then head to Angkor Wat. Since I thought I’d just be passing through, I really didn’t expect much from the city… but I’m rather impressed.
Phnom Penh is a busy city, filled with hardworkers and good people. Even though it’s a third-world country, you can get everything you want here (however, it may have “fallen” off the back of the truck). Aside from the driving chaos, I would honestly consider living in Cambodia.
Why? Maybe it’s because everything is SO incredibly affordable. People with steady incomes or nest eggs can move here and become “billionaires” overnight because their dollar can pay for maids, drivers, houses, cars, etc. and have “the life”. Or maybe it’s because I really enjoy the people I’ve met here in such a short amount of time…
So without further ado I’d like to introduce my little friends, Baby Sophie (10 months) and Elizabeth (10 years) who are the cutest Chinese-Canadian girls in Cambodia!
WHO: Eliza and Sophie
WHAT: They welcomed me into their home to eat chicken feet in soy sauce, pork with vegetables and red bean soup!
WHERE: Their house in Cambodia.
WHEN: Shortly after I arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (this was the first meal I ate).
WHY: My Aunt has been a friend of their mothers for the past 10 years so I felt like I was visiting my baby cousins. Lots of laughs, cuddles and chats over a home cooked meal before heading to the Imperial Garden Hotel!
Adventures in Phnom Penh and Siam Reap soon!