What the hell are cyclos? Roaming around Phnom Penh...

We arrived in Cambodia's capital (last week) after a long drive from Siem Reap. Cambodia's roads are pretty basic, but it doesn't stop trucks and buses from hurtling by.

I loved the buzz of Phnom Penh as soon as we arrived, and we set off on a cyclo tour of the city.

Cyclo's kinda feel like wheelchairs attached to pushbikes. Strong, wiry little blokes pedal you around, weaving in and out of the traffic. It's actually a pretty pleasant way to get around - and for the equivalent of USD$2 for a couple of hours, it's cheap, and environmentally friendly.

My driver pointed out some of the local sights - the town hall, opera house and various parks, and we made a couple of stops where our tour leader gave a bit more of Cambodia's history.

We headed down to the riverfront, which was absolutely heaving with tourists and locals, and had a great group dinner overlooking the water. Phnom Penh was a vibrant little city - and is somewhere I'd like to spend more much time exploring!

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