The Home Base Place in Phnom Penh

I left Phnom Penh almost 3.5 months ago or so for Sihanoukville and then visited Kampot, Siem Reap, and Battambang. Today I returned to the home base and got back to the very special hotel here in Phnom Penh I call home base. Its the nice LaLune Hotel where they welcome me back with hugs and upgrade my room and are glad to see me. Tonight I celebrated with a Baguette kinda like one of those Banh Mi sandwiches from Vietnam and it was good with a few beers. Then I sat in front talking with a few people here after the owner let a number of guests know I would be returning for a visit. Tomorrow I’ll probably hang around here and go for a walk and maybe have coffee down the street at the latte stand I like here. Breakfast is free though so may do that first and then get the coffee down the street.

I don’t have a set number of places here in Phnom Penh to go or things to do so will be taking the days as they come and just enjoying the time back here. I am going to get a haircut and beard trim at the Tokyo Barber Shop, get to the Russian Market, and also eat a few dinners and drink a few beers down at the riverside. There are some other restaurants I would like to try this time that I did not do last time though. 

Being back here is a relaxing and good thing for me. Its like a break in the traveling or moving for awhile at a known thing. I can easily make it in a tuk tuk or walk to places I know. I kinda know my way around Phnom Penh and its nice.

So, not a whole lot to say besides I’m glad to be back and the bus ride today was very nice. I rode on the Cambodia Post VIP Van service which is a government entity and they are very respectful and drive carefully. We also left early! 

More on the adventures starting tomorrow after some coffee and wandering around the hotel area. I love the local area here since its not touristy and there are little markets and shops and stores and a whole bunch of coffee stands!

Published by Michael Perry

I've been blogging for over 20 years and now am living in Southeast Asia. The blog is about my slow vagabonding wherever I want to go. My home base is in Cambodia but I'm rarely there.

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