July 9, 2012

Driving Around Phnom Penh

It was such a beautiful day today. Mornings are more magical now in this new apartment of ours. At 5:30AM today, I witnessed the sunrise and this "golden" clouds. I love it. It was amazing.

It's not fully captured here in this photo as I only used my iPhone. But really, it was magical. It looked like the sky was on fire.

Anyway, I had a busy morning today as I went for a drive around Phnom Penh with a driving instructor. Yes, I enrolled in a driving refresher course because I haven't practiced my driving here since I learned to drive.

I realized we could save on the overtime charges by our driver if I could just drive the car. I also really want to be able to conquer my fear of driving amidst the sea of motorcycles and tuktuks here.

I drove an automatic car today and it's such a relief that I don't have to touch the stick every now and then. I just concentrated on not hitting the motodops and the pedestrians.

I am glad to report that I did quite well. It wasn't really easy but it wasn't scary also.  I believe I could drive alone by end of this week.

After my driving lesson, I went to buy some turnbuckle, had my new pants altered and I went home before I picked up EJ from school. When I went down, I saw these very lovely clouds.

Isn't this a pretty sight? I have always been amazed by the cloud formation but it's only lately that I have come to notice them frequently and really appreciate them.

Hope you guys have a wonderful start of the week. Enjoy the rest!