I started my third and last day in Phnom Penh with a Kuy Teav, a typical Cambodian breakfast. The dish is a broth consisting of rice noodles with pork stock and toppings like onions, bean sprouts, and vegetables. I also had an omelet with bread, and a strong coffee. Needless to say, it was delicious.
You can have this sort of breakfast everywhere in the country, but nothing better than having it at the market place stall, or at a roadside vendor like I did. Don’t worry about food poisoning, or anything of the sort. There aren’t many foreigners having breakfast in these places, but as a fellow traveller it gives you a good perception of the Cambodian daily life. Of course everyone looked at me and I could not blame them. How many Asians happen to see a black dude eating in a street shop in a middle of nowhere in Phnom Penh 🙂
After a good breakfast, some groceries, and last minutes pictures, I check out of my guesthouse and went for the bus station direction Battambang (second biggest city in Cambodia).
Overall I’ll say three days is sufficient to see Phnom Penh. Of course with more time you can do more things, but I wanted to see other places in Cambodia. Next article is about my bus trip to Battambang from Phnom Penh and subsequently the boat trip between Battambang and Siem Reap. Stay tuned!