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TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia began construction in 1866. It has served as the royal residence of the King of Cambodia since its completion.

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week – Independence Monument at Phnom Penh

The Independence Monument is a major landmark and tourist attraction in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. It was built after the country’s independence from France in 1958. It is located at the center of the city, and is thus the center of activity during national celebrations in Phnomh Penh. The monument is made...

A Tale of Three Airports (Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Kuala Lumpur: Day 10, 09-Apr-09)

After three full days in Siem Reap, it was time to head to my next destination: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After breakfast and some last-minute browsing at the markets, my tuk-tuk driver, Mr. Bill, picked me up from the hostel and brought me to Siem Reap Airport. He gave me his contact information, asking me to...

Day Five (04-Apr-09): Beauty and Madness (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

I had one full day to explore Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. I had some idea of what sights to see, so I deliberately scheduled things so that I start the day with the darker stuff, and end on a relatively high note. After all, I didn’t want to go to bed depressed. I...

Day Four (03-Apr-09): In Transit – Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

On the fourth day of my trip around Southeast Asia, I woke up early, took a shower, and prepared my things. I readied my passport and bus ticket, stuffed my laundry in my one backpack, and made sure I had the essentials on my person. Today, I was going to cross the border from Vietnam...