I’m in the city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. My family came to visit friends (of my wife) who are former classmates (T & C M.) from school who now live here for ministry reasons.
It’s a beautiful country where the people are very nice. The weather here is warm, high 20s C. or 80s F. As soon as we stepped off the plane into the airport, we could feel the humid air. This is normal so air conditioning A/C is a must here. As westerners, we cannot survive or sleep without A/C. It’s early mid- to late-March now and it’s definitely hot already but I hear it gets hotter and more humid in July. As September rolls around, it becomes super humid with monsoon season in South East and East Asia. My wife is from Taiwan and she recommends coming around December or Christmastime when the temperature is around high teens or 20 C or 70 F.
Ex-pats living here seem to be a common sight in this area where we are living. Our friends recommended us to stay in this area near the Russian market called the Tuol Tom Poung area near 163 Street. The first place we ate at after arriving to Phnom Penh is called “Jars of Clay”. I highly recommend it for good local food (and some western stuff too) but with western style service. Yes, the lovely server speaks English and there are most of their customers seem are westerners (98%). There are some western style coffee shops like a Starbucks close and a Brown Coffee close by. And of course, there are many other places that you can explore all over the city.
There are many places we’ve yet to see so there are more posts to come.