On Sunday morning, September 17 I left Saigon on the morning bus for Phenom Penh, the capitol of Cambodia. I spent 3 nights in Phenom Penh, and then took another bus to Siem Reap, where I spent only one night before moving on to Thailand.
Cambodia is flatter and poorer than Vietnam. Most people think Cambodia is a Communist country, but its not. It’s a monarchy with a figurehead king, and a “democracy” run by a very corrupt dictator who has been the prime minister since 1985. The day I arrived he had the main opposition leader arrested for trumped up charges. It’s a mess of a government, and the condition of the country is suffering accordingly.
I was all camera’d out after Vietnam, so I only took a handful of photos during my 4 days in Cambodia.