A common conversation among expats in Phnom Penh was how we missed being able to walk around town and go to parks. Between lack of footpaths (or space on footpaths) and the weather, walking isn't a pleasant past time or even a practical way of getting around. And parks, well, Phnom Penh doesn't really have them, and its mostly too hot anyway. (Land is for developing and making money- so many places in Australian cities are "wasted space".)
So being able to walk around on footpaths and go to parks has felt like such a novelty over the last 12 months. It was something that I was looking forward to as we packed up to come here (to aust from khmer), and its one of the few things that met my expectations.