A dark storm, spitting thunder and lightning, hangs over Cambodia’s Phnom Penh, as the fiery red sunset bathes Laos and China to the northwest…  The post STORM OVER CAMBODIA AS A FIERY SUN SETS OVER CHINA … LIKE THE FLAMING...
My last day in Phnom Penh so reconditioning the tummy for back in Aus. This is the US$6 House Special Big Western Breakfast, a La Caverne De Kim cafe bar. My morning walk may now have to be put...
Lunch is courtesy of Hak Mithona: a Khmer-style charcuturie of sun dried fishes, beef and Siem Reap pork sausage, served with rice and Cambodian green tamarind paste. The large green vegetable is sngo mareash (bitter melon stuffed with pork...
In Asia I don’t normally send back food when served the wrong item; I take it as fate inviting me to try something different. But today when I asked for “No.106 seafood noodle soup” and got “No.105 meat organs”...
Lashing out for lunch, roasted duck ($US6.25) at touristy Chinese chain, TiNat. Duck skin crispy but flesh either undercooked or dry. The noodles, vegies and sauce are delicious. Yeah I’ve been spoilt: the simple, little, street eateries do duck...
Phnom Penh dispatches: Lunch with the local workers; sticky rice with a small bowl of bitter chicken soup (US$1.50). See that round thing in the soup? It’s a Cambodian pickled lime and astringently sour. Not smart to scoff it...

I LOVE PHNOM PENH

It’s so good to be back here, by the Royal Palace, where the calming Mekong and Tonle rivers merge. And progress respects old trees… The post I LOVE PHNOM PENH appeared first on HaxTrax.
The friendly smile is genuine. And the friendly smile is genuinely bigger when u give him US$5. The post MY TRADITIONAL TUK TUK BLOKE appeared first on HaxTrax.
The digital age tuk tuk: It’s booked via the PassApp on your mobile phone or tablet; it’s fully enclosed with side covers; its driver is in constant contact with base via mobile earpiece; and it runs on LPG. If...
Phnom Penh: Panda Mart wants US$7 for Gillette razor in the “French End” of tourism precinct; around the corner at Pride of Cambodia Mart it’s US$1.60. That’s 9 chilled cans of Angkor beer difference… The post U GOTTA STAY SHARP,...

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