Some snapshots from my trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A bustling, dusty little city bursting with colour and contrast. I love Phnom Penh for it's easy going chaos, matter of fact style and the courage and perseverance of its people. Charming, colourful and full of contradiction, Phnom Penh rocks for a fun and fascinating trip. I can't wait to visit again with my new camera!
Where to stay: There are a handful of lovely boutique hotels around town with reasonable rates and loads of colonial charm. I stayed at The Blue Lime and it was perfect for a short trip. Clean, modern-rustic with a beautiful swimming pool and a good breakfast. I also recommend The Pavilion Hotel for a bit more luxury and for their spa!
Where to hang: Spa Bliss is a gorgeous retreat with a lovely shop attached selling cotton textiles, beach and home wares. China House bar and restaurant is a good place to chill, situated in a beautiful art deco French colonial gem. For shopping check out KeoKjay, for cool bohemian design and fairtrade fashions. Get lost at the Russian Market, Phnom Penh's best! And finally for culture vultures, don't miss the National Museum of Cambodia for an outstanding display of Khumer antiquity. Happy trails!
[ All photos above were taken with my trusty little point and shoot camera. Nothing fancy but good for traveling light and to far flung places- fits in your pocket and not at all a fuss! ]