After taking it easy most of the morning, we decided to take it easy and catch a cab to Phnom Penh. Why not? It is Christmas after all. We checked out the town market, had some coffees, and headed for the transport lot - a lot full of drivers waiting to ferry their passengers from A to B via a scooter, tuk-tuk, car, van, you name it. We were outnumbered by the drivers at least 50 to 1, and used it to our advantage. The bidding war began almost instantly with a ridiculously inflated quote. We didn't have to do much more than sit there and observe, as the drivers attempted to beat each other's offers. In the end, the price was right. We headed back to our room to pack
We passed through Spiderville, but didn't see spiders. Driving into Phnom Penh we felt the urgency of Christmas around us without all the decorations - in other words, just your daily traffic routine. We found a nice, cheap room at the Spring hotel. They were kindly playing Christmas music in the lobby, which was nice. There was even a Christmas tree next to the Buddha shrine. I liked passing through the lobby, it felt like Christmas each time.