Our final day in Phnom Penh.
09.09.2011 - 09.09.2011 31 °C
Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Bangkok, Thailand
Our final morning in Phnom Penh was spent at a leisurely breakfast followed by a walk along the streets close to our hotel. For the first time we visited Central Market. This large yellow building houses fruit and vegetable stalls, clothes, jewelry and a variety of tourist handicraft stalls, along with a large food court replete with small wood fired stoves and their small plastic chairs. For us it was an interesting place to browse but we were now ready for our departure.
Preparing to the leave the hotel the afternoon monsoon, that we had missed the day before, arrived in full force. A fitting end to our departure from the country. As we drove the thirty minutes to the airport the roads once again flooded. Brown water some three of four inches deep soon covered the previously dry roads. For those on scooters and tuk-tuks it was a soaking experience. We were glad we had paid the extra money for a taxi.
A few hours later we landed into Bangkok. Dark but never asleep our hotel on the river felt almost like coming home. With our suite affording fantastic views of the Chao Praya, and the bright lights of Bangkok we opted for room service. A first on this trip before retiring in our soft, comfortable bed.