Follow me on this part of my adventure where I have conversations with Cambodia Police officers, take pictures with grumpy kids because they want money from me, and I tell them that they should go to school instead of begging for money, meet a family that says I am a reincarnated monkey from a previous life, which in turn they gift me some items from their store, try and have a flock of children sell me postcards, or 5 for that matter, for a dollar, and tour orphanages to see first hand the challenges that those less fortunate experience.
Hong Kong was beautiful, exciting, eventful and fun. I will miss that wonderful city and country, I will be back! As my adventure is coming to an end, I have one more stop to make. A quick stop in Tokyo to visit not only Japan, but some close family I have there as well! A fantastic way to end a great adventure. Upon arriving in Tokyo, it is evident that this city gets travellers from all over the world. The welcome signs consist of many languages, including many that I can speak or read – Farsi, Arabic, English, and Spanish! I was met by an eager group of children that
Caves are stunning creations. Rock formations are spectacular. Rock formations in the middle of bodies of water can be even more stunning. This is Halong Bay, also called the “descending dragon bay”. Halong Bay is a series of 1969 islands surrounded by over 1500 square kilometers of water. Its huge. No, its enormous! covered in islands, caves, holes, nooks and crannies everywhere. Because of its sheer size and beauty it is a very popular tourist attraction and has been commercialized quite a bit, so be advised if you do come see it, there will be lots of people to see it, whether at the low season or the high season.
A trip to Beng Melea was amazing. This temple is about 70km from Siem Reap. In my opinion it was one of the more exciting temples because of its natural ruin state, with no cleaning of it or restoration taking place. The roof stones and any stones that have fallen over the years lay where they fell. Also, there is little organization as to where you are allowed to walk/go – so its a “free for all” to climb on top of the temple. I climbed the walls, the fallen roof, made my way to the highest points and back down. There is a walking path if you like to
Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, the worlds kingdom, tuk-tuks and cheap food from all around the world. I feel like this is the worlds melting pot! I have met so many people from all over the world. I have seen all kinds of Asian shops, a Mexican shop, all kinds of American brand name clothing, A Swiss guy, germans, English, Irish, United Kingdom, Russian and so many more people! Daniel, a Swiss guy who moved to Cambodia to open “Swiss Food” restaurant. Siem Reap is a city that shows The high of highs and the low of lows. Anything you want to do or see you can find here. It is
Cambodia is known as the Kingdom of Wonder. The reason behind this is because of their cultural and natural attractions as well as their people and traditions. I jumped on a bird from KL to Siem Reap, the home of Angkor Wat and its temples. A nice 2 hour flight, except for when we encountered some turbulence! This is not uncommon in SEA because of all the storm clouds in the region. It was like a stomach turning roller coaster – up, down, DROP, down, up. A few people screamed when the plane dropped, we are floating! 😀 Siem Reap is a small airport, but busy. A lot of travelers come