Today is the third day of the Khmer New Year and the capital of Phnom Penh is still quiet.
My husband and I went out yesterday as our pantry needed to be re-stocked. Most of the shops are still closed – quite expected – so we had to drive downtown to find an open grocery. And we actually enjoyed the quiet drive downtown with only very few people and vehicles in sight.
While in the Cambodian countryside, the people are having huge celebrations and merry-makings during this three-day holiday, the streets in Phnom Penh are empty, if not eerie, and devoid of any traffic.