Phnom Penh is NOT a Scary Place!
I love Phnom Penh. I’ve been twice on this trip so far, and I keep feeling the urge to return again and again.
Before arriving in Phnom Penh, I had the image of it as this dirty, dangerous city in the middle of an extremely poor country, with trash everywhere, crime on every corner, flooded streets, yet somehow, many KFCs. (I blame an episode of Will & Grace for the latter.)
Then I got to Phnom Penh and realized just how skewed my image was. Sure, it’s not the cleanest place in the world, but it’s surprisingly laid-back, friendly, and relaxing. Not to mention one of the safest cities in Southeast Asia. (And yes, there are many KFCs.)
I took a video of my tuk-tuk ride through town to show people that Phnom Penh isn’t as scary as you think it is.
Check it out!