January 6, 2013 § 1 Comment
At the end of 2011 my sister and I decided to take a backpacking adventure to South East Asia and do the loop for a few of months over summer. Jealous much, as my parents decided to do the same and we crossed over for a week in Cambodia – our first stop. I had heard mixed reports of Cambodia, it seemed to be a bit of a love hate relationship with very few fence sitters. I straight out loved it. The country, the people.. even the smells didn’t turn me off. With only a bit over a week we crammed in as much as possible, starting in the capital Phnom Penh and working our way north to Siem Reap with three days to explore the Angkorian Temples and Tonle Sap Lake. I could have stayed. Forever. The people were so beautiful, open and friendly – an amazing characteristic considering the Khmer Rouge were only over thrown during the early eighties. The progress the Cambodian have made in the last 30 years is astounding. This is a country that is going places – despite the odds.
Some cuties by the Killing Fields, Phnom Penh