Have you ever heard of a cyclo (Xích lô)? CKS sponsored a tour around Phnom Penh for us in what seems to be a tricycle. Like tuk-tuks, they are inverted and open-aired so the driver pushes you to go around from behind. It has a roof to shield you from the sun when the heat gets a little overwhelming (unfortunately not the driver, only the passenger) while the wind flows inward. On our tour, we started in the post office and onwards to different landmarks around the city with our group.
The photo above is from the Cambodia-Korea cultural center located down the street from the palace. Unfortunately it was empty except for two staff members who knew nothing about the center, let alone the Korean community in Phnom Penh. The Center apparently receives 100-150 visitors of Cambodian, Korean, and other foreigners, yet the staff could speak neither English nor Korean. She was extremely unhelpful in helping us learn about the Cambodian-Korean relationship, and I chose this tiny strip of Korean businesses because one, I missed hearing Korean and eating Korean food, and two, I didn’t want to do China town.
The photo above was probably the most interesting part of the tour for me. I’m not sure but I think it translates to “Dokdo is ours”, which is referring to the islands in between Japan and Korea.