Maria Holland

Good Night, Cambodia

In Uncategorized on January 6, 2011 at 11:11 pm

We had a leisurely morning, showering and packing before checking out of our individual rooms and moving into the Cooks’ room.  Our flight didn’t leave til nearly midnight, so we kept one room for convenience but ditched the others to save money. 

In the afternoon we went to the Russian market to check out what’s available, construction-wise, in Phnom Penh.  Our tuk tuk guaranteed our “sagety”:

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The verdict seems to be that you can find any tool that you could possibly need in Cambodia.  You can even find bananas . . .

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The sole exception?  A decent pocketknife.  Note to future travelers: check bags, and carry a pocketknife.

We had our last dinner at the hotel café, which unfortunately was not good.  Their chainsaw chicken was significantly less bony than others we’d had, but they brought us two undrinkable drinks.

We still had forever until we had to leave for the airport, so we watched some Rihanna music videos (note to self: don’t do that again) until the power went out.  It was apparently a pretty long power outage compared to usual.  I’m glad it happened though, because this was how we found out that Rick had a headlamp! 

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Eventually we went to the airport.  I checked my North Face on the way back – but not before taping around it several times because, let’s be honest here, there’s really no way in heck it would make it across the Pacific intact.  We paid our $25 to leave the country and went through security, and still had about two hours before our flight left.  What did I do?

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What do you think I did?!

I slept the entire flight to Seoul.  We landed around 8 in the morning, local time, and were faced with an 8-hour layover . . . but that’s a story for another post. 

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  1. What does this mean, sweetie: “I checked my North Face on the way back – but not before taping around it several times because, let’s be honest here, there’s really no way in heck it would make it across the Pacific intact.”

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