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.
“Cambodia, why would someone want to go to Cambodia?” said a friend of mine when I was talking about one of my travel experiences. All I could reply with was “Why not?!” To many, Cambodia is a desolate 3rd world country with nothing exciting to offer and nothing to do. This could not be farther from the truth and I am unable to put into words the fun and exciting things that I go to do in Cambodia. Its full of life, history, freedom and utter beauty. Like a book, it’s not recommended to judge it by its cover, read it first – or in this case, see it first! Here is
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
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