BAM! We hit the ground running here just a few days ago, and we are lovin’ it. Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia. . .there is clearly a lot of capital city business going on, but there is also a sleepy feeling to the place. . .the pace is a bit hustlely and bustlely but not in an overwhelming way. . .the town itself doesn’t feel too large and oppressive like some cities; rather, it feels just about right. . .manageable. . .welcoming. . .unintimidating. . .we like it here a lot.
Phnom Penh means “Penh’s Hill” in Khmer. . .this refers to a small hill that marks the center of town upon which can be found Wat Phnom (Hill Temple), a wat that was supposedly built by one Lady Penh–the “founder” of the city–way back in 1352 or so. There are monks strolling the streets every morning, the royal palace is still home to the king of Cambodia–independence day was celebrated here just a couple of days ago, and the city is full of pride as new buildings are being constructed, old ones are being refurbished, new restaurants are opening, cafes are all over the place, etc.. . .everyone has a smile for us as we make our way from location to location soaking up the good vibes that we feel everywhere we go–jaaa!
Our nomadic wanderings are moving along quite nicely, and we send you surprisingly vital vibes from Phnom Penh. . .feel them. . .they are only going to get better and better. . .soo-sah-day!!
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It’s lovely out there.