Yesterday I took a day away from the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh (again) and went to the lovely Raffles Hotel Le Royal-a $260-2000 a night hotel that is absolutely amazing. The speaker at the workshop I went to last Thursday is a professor at Eastern Kentucky University, and she was staying at this hotel and invited me to come swimming. So I spent the day laying by the pool (FINALLY got a little bit of sun) and then hanging out in the spa. Then we had some beers in the Elephant Bar. It was really nice to spend a little oasis time after constantly being around traffic, yelling people, and dirt.
I also moved in to my new house yesterday. I will be there until Suzanne comes back on the 20th, and I think it will be really great. Really nice rooms, an exercise bike, huge garden area with hammocks, maid to do my laundry--everything a girl needs. And I found out yesterday that the Irish Pub I'd been staying at is apparently some sort of mercenary hang out. Figures I'd be attracted to a place like that. There were always all these very sketchy looking middle aged men sitting around at the bar, guess that kind of explains that. Not sure what Irish mercenaries do in Cambodia, but probably better I don't know.
Later today I'm going to go pick up the pants I had made. For $5 you can have pants made, and then I got a whole suit for $30. Hopefully the clothes will all turn out nice, but they should because I gave them my favorite suit and favorite pants to use as models. Okay, time to get back to work.