We hired a tuk tuk to drive us around the city for two hours as after no sleep the night before all were tired.
We climbed up to see the temple at the top.
At the top there were people selling birds that you could purchase to release. Tiny ones up to pigeons. A Buddhist tradition but it’s complicated as many animals are trapped simply to be released again and the worry is about introducing non native species. We skipped this.
Independence Monument celebrating freedom from France in 1953. I think it interesting to note the tuk tuk and the 4 wheel drive. We are seeing quite a few imported expensive cars here but the bulk are still older types and motorbikes.
And government hall (our driver said main political building) which was right next to an enormous casino that was three times the size of this. The driver said the casino brought in more money than politicians!
We set off yesterday for two months in S. E. Asia. We have two suitcases (not full) and then all of us have backpacks that get larger per size of the person. I’m spoiled as usually the big boys grab mine.
We saw quite a few stressed out people and one older lady screaming and yelling at her daughter (not fun to see) but we usually have a pretty good time. Big brothers can be counted on to do goofy things with Littles such as giving crazy rides (yes he can walk:)
First stop is Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We were in Siem Reap last summer and enjoyed it so wanted to see more of the country.
Here’s our first view of the city that surrounds the Mekong River.
I went back to the US for a week to visit family. Most importantly to spend time with my first grandson who is of course the smartest and most wonderful toddler EVER!
We flew direct on Delta from Dubai to Atlanta (15 hours) and then onto Tampa. Delta was OK but no cleaning of the bathrooms so that was unpleasant. I think possibly breaking the journey in Europe is better. There are only so many movies I can watch in one sitting!
Jet lag is so much fun. Anyway unpacked mostly and now am repacking as we leave in 3 days for our two month excursion to S. E. Asia. More to come on that.