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    Travel: The Royal Palace Phnom Penh

    The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is well worth the visit – the colours, the beauty, the clear blue sky that seems so ridiculously in balance with the gold is well worth the time. Your camera will also love you. This place is right around the corner from the National Museum – visit both in one afternoon and you’ll feel so much richer. Here are some of my photos of The Royal Palace Phnom Penh. The Grounds The buildings are so intricate and delicate that…

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    Travel: National Museum of Cambodia

    The National Museum of Cambodia is in Phnom Penh, the nation’s capital. The museum is full of historical archives, artifacts and cultural history. It’s beautiful and lacks air conditioning (or, air conditioning that I can feel, at least). We visited on a hot afternoon and spent about 2 hours in the museum – we read a lot of the signs and enjoyed the history. It’s tucked away, yet between Wat Phnom and the Royal Palace. So, not too far out of your way at all.…

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    Travel: The Killing Fields and Genocide Museum

    Visiting these two historic sites, The Killing Fields and Genocide Museum, is hard. Not only because of some of the graphic nature, but also because I’m quite ignorant to the events. Why didn’t I learn about this in school? Disappointing. Both locations offer a guided audio tour which is the best way to enjoy the sites. You can move at your own pace, sit and listen intently or skip over stories that are too tragic for you to handle. There is a private nature to…

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    Travel: Tea House Phnom Penh

    The Tea House Phnom Penh is a delightful urban hotel with a pool, a spa and a good restaurant! The best part of the Tea House is the location. It’s quite central and close to the Lucky Supermarket (they have good snacks). The Entrance Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and it’s a busy city. The Tea House is on a busy street and it looks rather run down from the outside, however, don’t be fooled – it’s delightful. When you enter you’ll see…

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    Travel: 3 Days in Phnom Penh

    Three days in Phnom Penh Cambodia is just the right amount of time. The city isn’t bike friendly, like Siem Reap, however, there are a lot of tuk-tuks for you to take. Overall, this was a hard location since we visited both the Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre (the Killing Fileds) and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, yet it’s worth the visit. The Tea House This is our delightful hotel for 3 nights and it only cost us about 32$ Canadian each night. Pool – check.…

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    Travel: Phnom Penh Snapshot

    Phnom Penh snapshot – well, this city is the capital of Cambodia and it’s certainly busy! More motorbikes and so many tuk-tuks. I’ll say this, though, the tuk-tuks in Bangkok were cooler. The ones here in Cambodia are almost like a cart that’s attached to the back of a motorbike. Not nearly as fun, nor as fast as the real deal in Thailand. Phnom Penh Snapshot The capital, Phnom Penh, is full of government buildings, the Royal Palace and holds two memorial sites for the…