This trip to the United States started a little differently. I usually leave Phnom Penh at night time, but this time I went from Phnom Penh to Tokyo and then on to New York City–only two flights instead of the usual four, sometimes five.
I had a full day in Phnom Penh—the last day of the three-day Khmer New Year holiday–and I worked at home since our deaf office was closed. Then after supper I headed for the airport in a tuk-tuk. I was trying to use a new Pass App service utilizing Indian-made autorickshaws. You can call them on a smartphone, much like the Uber procedure, but tonight when I called there were so few drivers out working at night because of the holiday that eventually I went out on the street and flagged down a regular tuk-tuk.