Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ice cream to savour

Chhunly and me outside The American restaurant in Kompong Thom
I had 20 minutes to spare once the Mekong Express bus had stopped in Kompong Thom town center before it was due to leave again. Whilst everyone else piled into the Arunras restaurant, where I always find the food boring and the service worse, I headed a few doors down the side road to The American, where my friend Chhunly was working, for a catch-up and a milk shake and a banana split. They make their own tasty ice-cream as well as pizza and hamburgers and the restaurant is definitely worth trying next time you are in town. Steer well clear of the Arunras. Chhunly has been working at the restaurant for about a year now, studies English Literature for three hours every night and has little time for anything else, let alone the folk dancing that she was doing when I first met her a couple of years ago. That's a bit sad as she loved her dancing, but she views her studies and work as more important at this time.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi mrandy u should not put hand on the arm of the girl is considered not politely in ou r country but i knew u have no mixsievous idea to do that so is OK! but som e people may be do not see like i see u are gentle man, undestand? have a nyce iear of the tiger and god protect u wit blesses. - shankar from the kompong kdei but now in visiting our kampuchea kapital phno penh firstt time

March 17, 2010 10:32 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

You make a valid point shankar, in respect of the cultural aspects of Cambodia, however I reserve the right to show a sign of friendship to my close friends such as Chhunly. If I did not know her then I agree, to put my hand on her shoulder would be very impolite.

March 17, 2010 4:56 PM  

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