Sunday, March 10, 2013

STILL WALKING Monivong Blvd...

After reaching the end of  the boulevard, with no tower,  we asked some guys working at the gas station.

One of them seemed very confident he knew where it was.  3 kms back the way we had came - on the left.   Well, this was useless because that where we started.

We started back and after a discussion with 4 Tuk Tuk drivers that should have yielded peace in the middle east with the amount of head scratching and so on - none of them knew where it was.  One of them would give us a ride for 3 bucks tho...

We kept walking..         

About three kilometers, 2 diet cokes,  2 waters,  and 2 beer later we were almost back to our start.  We could see our towers we had seen the day before in the  distance... crap...

We crossed to the right hand side of the street & stopped for a bite at Cambodia's McDonald's called BB Burger or something.   Home of the Camburger.  Meh.

Little known to us (because we're dense), across the street from us was a 22 storey building,  the only building over 4 storeys anywhere close by. 

Written on the front of the building, "Phnom Penh Tower".

Oblivious, we soldiered on in the heat of the mid day sun towards the skyscrapers in the distance...

Now that we know the punchline,  I'll be brief with the rest.

Got to the skyscrapers, found they're not the PP Tower,  called the search a failure and went back to the pool with early signs of heat exhaustion presenting themselves.   We are just penguins here!

After a cool down in the pool and a snack Steve got diligent on the Google,  found the tower, 600 meters from our doorstep.   We went up and took some pictures.  omfg!

Edit. I Have added a picture of the tower as seen from our room.  Hehe what bone heads.  

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