With our Christmas expenditure being very small (one small present each) we decided to treat ourselves to an all-inclusive five star brunch at the Sofitel hotel. The backpacker budget was on hold for one day and Christmas day was going to be a lavish one.

We picked up Miss Marsh and Miss Hookings in a tuk tuk, put the Christmas tunes on the iPod through my hubby’s new mini speaker (his gift from me) and set off on our merry way.

‘The boy’, who’s a big fan of music, danced to the sounds of Slade as we weaved our way through the busy Phnom Penh traffic.

backpacking with a baby in SE Asia

Christmas brunch in the Sofitel - what a treat!

The brunch was spectacular and ‘the boy’ was in luck. Not only did they have a live band to dance to, they also had a clown and a children’s play area.

The Tattinger champagne was on free pour, the food was delicious and ‘the boy’ was entertained to the point of exhaustion and after a few hours playing curled up on the soft seats and slept for the rest of the afternoon.

Good friends, good food, a great Christmas day.

backpacking with a baby in SE Asia

It all got a bit too much for 'the boy' who fell asleep for a couple of hours after his mini feast

Top tip of the day:
There’s no top tip of the day today as we were too busy having fun 🙂