We're sorry. The puns. We couldn't help it. They were horrendous. We know. It won't happen again. Please accept our apologies.
Ladies and gentlemen. We would like to start this blog post by announcing our intent to apply for 2 new Guinness World Record attempts. One for the earliest arrival at an airport and the other for the longest wait time for an hour and half flight with only a 45 minute delay! To explain, the hotel check out was midday but the free shuttle to the airport was at 11:30, so we arrived at the airport at 11:31 for our 17:30 flight to Vientiane, Laos (pronounced Lao, like cow!). It was a long hang on made worse by both the eerie amount of cancelled flights from the airport (mostly to China) and the fact our check in desk didn't open until 15:30! Phnom Penh airport is nice however, we would not recommend spending much time land side! We can however, recommend Vietnam airlines! They are very spacious, lovely staff and a free bottle of water! Although they did take the long way round from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Hanoi by going via Phnom Penh and Vientiane! We finally got to the hostel, Sailomyen Cafe & Hostel, at 20:45, and after a quick bite to eat in one of the only open restaurants, The Galleria Coffee & Bar (where we ate pasta with chopsticks), we headed to our very comfortable, non smoke smelling bed!