Friday, February 24, 2017

Cambodia : Part 13 - Day 4 Morning : Choeung Ek Killing Fields

21.01.2017 - After breakfast, we walked back to the hostel and was looking for any packages that will bring us to Choeung Ek Killing Field and S21 Prison. There were many tuk-tuks available waiting in front of our hostel. Some of them belonged to the hostel as they had the hostel's logo on their tuk-tuk. I saw a package opposite our hostel, but unfortunately, the door was locked. It was only 8am. 

Then, a tuk-tuk driver from the hostel approached us. He mentioned that the package only allows to visit for an hour per place whereas he will let us in for 2 hours and he will wait for us. He was charging us USD8 for 2 persons for the journey. I thought it was a good deal, until after at the end of the visit. He was not happy he waited so long because we spent more than 4 hours in both places and he did not want to drop us at the Russian Market. I told him that 4 hours were inclusive of the driving to the places as the journey to Killing Field took us 30 minutes to and another 30 minutes to S21 Prison. I was annoyed at how he cheated us which made me complained to the receptionist of the hostel. The receptionist agreed that 4 hours was not enough. One spends about 5 hours. She said she will tell the driver off. I hope that happens. 

That dishonest man. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cambodia : Part 12 - Day 4 Morning : Mad Monkey Hostel Phnom Penh, Grilled Pork

21.01.2017 - We arrived in Phnom Penh at 5.30am after a 6-hour bus ride from Siem Reap. Upon our arrival, we saw many tourists and tuk-tuk drivers at the bus station. A tuk-tuk driver wanted to charge us USD6 to go to Mad Monkey Hostel. Yes, I booked a room in Mad Monkey Hostel. Haha! This time, it is a room just for the 3 of us. I bargained for the tuk-tuk price to drop to USD4 as it was just a 3km ride. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Cambodia : Part 11 - Day 3 Evening : Sita Sousdey food, Giant Ibis bus to Phnom Penh

20.01.2017 - After the exploration of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Bayon, we are now headed back to Mad Monkey hostel. We walked randomly to find an eatery for lunch. This place was just opposite Sugar Palm Restaurant. We saw it when we had our dinner in Sugar Palm Restaurant on the 2nd day, and decided to try this place because it looks 'local' enough and the price was affordable.

You must be wondering why is the photo taken at night. Yes, I forgot to take it before lunch because I was just too hungry and tired. We went back to the same place for dinner, and hence, the night shot. The place is called Sita Sousdey Khmer Restaurant. I just found out that this place has many good reviews in Trip Advisor. Yay to our lucky find! 

For lunch, I had mango smoothie for USD1 / RM4.50 and Pha Lok for USD3 / RM13.50. I cannot seem to find the definition for Pha Lok in Google, but what I had was sort of omelette, raw vegetables and brown rice. How healthy is that? Brown rice! The raw vegetables got me very full and it was tiring to eat them because it was very crunchy.