Friday, April 6, 2018

Traveling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On my way to Phnom Penh, I change planes in Singapore and once again delight in the great floral displays in the Singapore Airport.

 Singapore Airport

And, the displays for the Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog.

 Year of the Dog

In the terminal, near the check-in counters, another great display, with lots of people taking pictures and selfies.

By the check-in counters

I walk through the airport and stop by the butterfly garden and the cactus garden.

 Butterfly Garden

 Airport Cactus Garden

Soon though, I'm on my way to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia and considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina, with grand boulevards and French colonial buildings.  My hotel, the Pavilion Hotel, was built as the royal retreat for the king's mother.  Another building alongside it was the residence of the Royal Veterinarian, who took care of the sacred ox, elephants, and other animals living in the palace.  Although in the center of the city, close to the palace, the hotel grounds are quiet and beautiful.

 Pavilion Hotel

Outside the hotel is a busy street, down which I wander to see what I can find.  And, all along the street there are lots of food options.

Street outside the hotel

I think I'm going to like it here!

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