Saigon to Phnom Penh: Planning a weekend away
Whew … the silly season of teaching is amongst us. The end of the year is always hectic. Assignments to mark, exams to write and mark, reports to muddle through, kids and teachers getting sick ….this time of year at schools is always a rush with eveything happenng at once, tempers fraying and in four weeks it’ll all end with a shout of joy at the last day of school and the start of the summer holidays.
To give myself a little breather in between I’m popping across to Phnom Penh for the weekend with some friends. I plan to do nothing so much as sit by the fabled riverside and relax with a cold beer. Well, sorta ….I’ve been reading up on wikitravel, the go to site for when you’re travelling somewhere, and there are a few things I’ll want to get to once I’m in PP.
The palace, a few of the key Khymer Rouge sites and the local market. That’ll be enough for one weekend. I fly out tonight and back in on Sunday evening …ready to be assailed by all the end of year arrows of outrageous fortune. Whoo hoo … just a few hours to go …and I’ll be in PP … a city that everyone who’s been there raves about as being a fun little place for a weekend getaway.