Thailand is full of excitement! Never a dull moment in this country, unless you get stuck in the commercialized metropolis of Bangkok and never get out! On a tour of the countryside, I got in a cage with tigers, rode some elephants, and even got picked up by one! The Kanchanaburi war cemetery is quite a site and is a memorial to all the lives lost in Thailand during World War 2. The railway, dubbed the “death railway” due to all the lives lost by POW’s building it is nearby as well. I am honored to have the freedoms I enjoy today and and proud to be able to travel
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
The second stop of my backpacking adventure through South East Asia had a stop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The city is beautiful! Full of life and energy. There is so much to see and so many things to do. I barely touched the tip of the iceberg of things to do and go. Upon arrival to KL, I first had to find my way around and figure out how to get to the Batu Cave. The cave was on the northern side of the city – about 20ish kilometers away, or a 30 minute drive, which meant I needed transportation. I wandered to a busy street next to a market