I really didn’t notice for the first few days, but the only women in Cambodian bars and clubs are prostitutes. The first few days we were hanging out with a few groups of backpackers, so I didn’t really notice what else was going on, but then I met a few folk who mentioned it, and I started noticing that every single bar you go into is full of women, and a few western or local guys.
We went to the main club in Phnom Penh called Heart of Darkness and there was literally one wester woman. It’s a crazy town. One guy started talking to me in another club as if the only reason you’d possibly be in Cambodia is to meet prostitutes. He talked about it like it was so obvious it didn’t even bear mentioning.
It’s a weird place. We got out of Phnom Penh today and we’re now in Sihanoukville where we’re planning to spend xmas. However, Fergus is here as well, so we’ll see how it goes, we might head out of Cambodia earlier if this place is no better.
Add to that I just had the very worst meal of my life, well, perhaps not, but definitely the worst meal since I’ve been away. Don’t go to Craig and Mick’s in Sihanoukville, you have been warned!
We’ll see what the beach scene has to offer tonight…