Same Same But Different - the best place to stay...
23.12.2006 - 26.12.2006
After a 5 hr boat trip we finally arrived in Phenom Phen to be greeted by the usually bussel of people wanting to drag us to each of their guest houses. So we hopped in a tuk tuk and did our usual Jesus of Nazareth thing and moved around from place to place taking a look.
In the end we decided on Same Same But Different. And boy were we glad. Its 3$ a night and its a wicked place. One of the best we have stayed in. The guy who runs it is called SAm and he can help you get anything you want.
We chilled out the first night, drinking some beers, playing some pool and chilling by the lake. The next day we decided to go and shoot some BIG guns at the army base. We hired a tuk tuk driver called Paddy who took us there.
We all shot an AK 47 (i know im a girl but boy did it have a kick!!) i was quite proud of myself i managed to hit the target afew times!! Then the boys shot an M-60, the rambo gun I think.
After the gun we headed for the go karting track. Needless to say i lost badly....they lapped me !!!! enough said.
Time for some culture...we headed to the Killing Fields, where Po Pot killed thousands of people. Unfortunatly we manged to get the worst guide of the bunch who just repeated 'Very Bad' about 5,000 times....... not worth our 5$.
That night we had organised to have Snake!!! (yup the silthery things...) it took alot of organising as im not too sure it all too legal but in the end sam managed to get us a nice Cobra and some rice wine. Together with other people from the place we nibbled on snake and sipped the blood and the venom...!! (mixed with the rice wine...which has quite a kick!!) .............i dont remember going to bed that night..........
The next morning was not an early start....after dragging ourselves out of bed we headed to a market to buy some stuff to take to an orphanage. If anyone goes to Phenom Phen i def recommend doing this. We went and bought a bag of 50Kilo rice, some pens, note books, toothbrushes, toothpaste and a football for them. Once there we were given a guided tour, the kids were so lovely, i have some great pictures, they love it if you take their pic then show them on your digital camera.
The next morning we left for Shianokville by taxi.....