Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Day 3 - Cambodia: Mekong Delta boat to Cambodia + "I'll have what shes having"

After a 5hr boat ride along the Mekong Delta to Phnom Penh,
 I was greeted by Evan who was a Tuk Tuk driver for a friend of a friend that I reached out to before I left the states. He recognized me from Facebook and called out jeanne at the dock, making me feel as if I was arriving home and getting picked up by a friend!

(Side strange note: American dollar bills come out of the ATM instead of Cambodian Riel.)

Evan dropped me off at a restaurant he likes and they gave me a modified English menu. a guy at the restaurant offered me to sit at his table and try his dish. So, of course I ignored the English menu and told the waiter in When Harry Met Sally fashion:

"I'll have what [he's] having!"

NEXT STOP: Keep and day trip to Rabbit Island


  1. only because you brought it up....but i should have pointed out that cambodia is one of the most dollarized economies in asia. when the riel was introduced in 1980, it was right after the barter economy of the khmer rouge and people preferred to save in USD

  2. I'm in love with your posts so far. Was looking over your itinerary last night and was thinking how excited I was for you. How do you even mentally prepare for a trip like this. One day in the U.S., next day there. Boom. Crazy! And so fun!


  3. Of course you quote one of the all time best movies :)