After every trip, no matter the magnitude, my custom is to feverishly scribble down the details of my adventure on the flight home. I desperately try to recount the sights, the sounds, the tastes of whatever wonderful corner of the earth I have just left. But with Cambodia? Well, it has just been different.
I am having difficulty digesting and articulating my time in Cambodia. On the one hand there is Angkor Wat, which is absolutely mesmerizing in every sense of the word. There are the floating villages, the coconut soups, the vast jungle and the pristine beaches. On the other hand there is a dark and dirty side of corruption that leaves me squeamish and uncomfortable. Yet at the end of the day, Cambodia is a place I feel truly grateful for having visited... and one I strongly recommend you move up on your bucket list. The history of Cambodia is peculiar, the people resilient and the landscape breathtaking... put it all together and you've got a destination worth shaking the piggy bank for.
For most, Cambodia is a stop on a southeast Asia tour for one reason, and one reason alone: Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. So let's start there, shall we?
|Can you even believe I took this photo on an iphone 5?|