January 6, 2013 § 1 Comment

420614_10150661446723459_1984755351_nLocal Markets, Phnom Penh

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.

417116_10150661444488459_490626069_nTypical moto load, Phnom Penh

432121_10150661448033459_1935811012_nThe Royal Palace, Phnom Penh


Some cuties by the Killing Fields, Phnom Penh

417240_10150661449828459_595475910_nMonks on the Quay, Phnom Penh

424166_10150661450138459_28838442_nSisowath Quay, Phnom Pehn

423302_10150661452548459_439696254_nFloating Village, Tonle Sap Lake


430090_10150661453358459_2138406741_nSunset over Tonle Sap

426346_10150661475383459_306323851_nSilk Worms, Siem Reap

420541_10150661476323459_8858999_nDinner, Psar Chaa, Siem Reap

418504_10150661477998459_1769948699_nDr. Fish, Siem Reap






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