Two New Yorkers spend six months 18 months!?! in Bangalore and other places in India.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Phnom Penh

We're back in Phnom Penh after lots of Angkor Wat adventures, of which more later. There's something about Cambodia internet cafes that doesn't jibe with thoughtful posts, at least for me. First, I'm too lazy to upload photos from them, so no eye candy. And then there's the pleasant chattering I'm overhearing (but not understanding) between the middleaged lady owner and a Buddhist monk. Then there are the many, many geckos on the ceiling (way more than India -- maybe a dozen?), which are very entertaining. And then there are the guys next to me planning a very detailed flight itinerary. So it's a little hard to think.

Tomorrow we spend most of the day here in PP, then we fly to Bangkok tomorrow, then we fly to Chennai the day after, then we fly to Delhi. You might wonder why our plans are so drawn out and messed up. We wonder that too, a bit, but it's just kind of worked out that way. Anyway, we both have some luggage in Chennia, so now we're locked into it.

In other news, the New York Times continues to copy our vacation plans. They just wound up their Cambodia coverage by sending their reporter to stay at the $300-a-night Hotel de la Paix in Siem Reap. That was exactly 10 times more than we paid for our hotel, and ours was pretty fancy too! Admittedly, no one baked us cookies. but I'm still trying to account for a $265 difference.

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