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    A Weekend at the Billabong, Phnom Penh

    I popped over to Phnom Penh for a relaxing weekend and stayed at the Billabong. It was quite nice, but I felt that the room was a bit small for $39US.



    The pool is well looked after and popular with guests and other expats in the area.




    The place is owned by the godfather of Cambodian rugby; a nice chap called Larry. I went to see the Cambodian team play Hong Kong University on the Sunday morning. The Cambodians looked the better team, but narrowly lost 10 - 7.

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    The best thing about Phnom Penh is the abundance of quality, but affordable food. After a wee nap, I went to the Riverside Bistro, which is one of the most popular places to eat in town.

    I had a pasta dish, which was filling, but rather bland.



    I had my first beer of the day; a half of the locally brewed Angkor. It tasted better as it warmed up, which was rather surprising. Quite a fruity taste.



    The staff were quite nice to look at, but did the usual 'avoid looking at any customers because they might need serving' routine.


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    Off to a good start...

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    There's a few museums and temples to visit, but I wasn't really interested in seeing them again. This is a peek at one of the main temples in town, Wat Phnom, on the Sisowath Boulevard.



    The Boulevard itself is quite pleasant to walk along, but I had to get a move on as there was rain a coming.



    I went back to the Billabong and got ready for the evening, where I would meet up with a few friends and the Pickled Parrot for more food and drinks. On the way, I picked up a can of ABC Stout. Only 8%, and very heavy going. A bit like those awful Belgian beers.

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    On the Friday evening I visited a number of bars and clubs with my mate and a Cambodian couple. I left them in the Heart of Darkness and went on my own pub crawl along Street 104. Fek knows what time I got home.
    I didn't take the camera out in the evenings for obvious reasons, so apart from hundreds of rugby pictures, the only other one I have is of the Anchor Smooth beer dispenser. Not too bad as it wasn't as gassy as other yellow beers. This was at Sharky's Bar. The place was a bit grim, I thought, but it maybe improves when it gets full.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post

    I had a pasta dish, which was filling, but rather bland.
    You should have just added tobassco, olive oil, parmy cheese, and black pepper... *sheesh*
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    Looks pretty good ...but what are those long green things? genetically enhanced green peppers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post


    The staff were quite nice to look at
    Were they up for it....????

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    I was in the Riverside a few weeks back and no girls like this in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles
    You should have just added tobassco, olive oil, parmy cheese, and black pepper.
    I added Tabasco, but I couldn't be bothered to ask for the rest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    I was in the Riverside a few weeks back and no girls like this in there
    I recognise 2 or 3 from the evening shift.

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    ^ Will have to make sure I go at a more appropriate hour next time ... very, very nice indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post


    The staff were quite nice to look at
    Were they up for it....????

    of course they were, but MtD cannot say that here... for obvious reasons!

    (you need to get a new nic mate! )

    haha - just kidding GoW !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrT
    haha - just kidding GoW !
    I know you aren't.

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    lady on the far left....heeeeeeeeeeeellllllooooooowwww

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    ^ You must like miserable ones. The one next to her is far cuter.

    Good thread, MtD. That stout looks like a sure-fire way to the shits.

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    Ah the Riverside Bistro where my beautiful Nin works,soon we will be together once more.

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    Camera details?

    Very good photos, Marmers. Might I inquire as to the details of your camera?
    Thanks for a great report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sityparamount
    Ah the Riverside Bistro where my beautiful Nin works,soon we will be together once more.
    don't you ever think about the mileage she's taken on since your last visit!..

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    I might say 'hello' to young Nin this evening...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I went back to the Billabong and got ready for the evening, where I would meet up with a few friends and the Pickled Parrot for more food and drinks. On the way, I picked up a can of ABC Stout. Only 8%, and very heavy going. A bit like those awful Belgian beers.


    Looks good! Also, yes, Sharky's does lilven up somewhat later on in the evening...

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    Anyone Know ???????

    is this place girl friendly..... anyone know. Thank You.

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    Yes there are lots of friendly girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    Yes there are lots of friendly girls.
    Only one, if I remember correctly, and she wasn't that friendly. I think he'd be safer taking his own there, which he would be able to do without any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I think he'd be safer taking his own there, which he would be able to do without any problems.
    According to their website, "SEX TOURISTS ARE NOT WELCOME."

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