Cambodia

I loved travelling through Cambodia. Such a beautiful place, with wonderful people. It was also the first chance I got to truly relax after my hectic trip through Laos, (where I was mostly ill).

I loved wondering the cities, laying on the beaches and swimming in the sea. I think why made it for me though was the people I met along the way and the new experiences I had.

  

Phnom Penh

I wasn’t a big fan of Phnom Penh, but it’s worth a visit. Has a nice evening vibe and night life.

Whilst we were there we decided to have a ‘western’ day and headed to a shopping mall, ate Burger King and watched Cinderella at the cinema.

That evening we went to DID, Dine in the Dark, where we ate in pitch black and were served by a blind waiter. We literally could not see a thing. It was so funny and actually really hard to eat, you have no idea what’s on the plate or the best way to eat it!

  

Kampot

I didn’t see a lot in Kampot as I was feeling ill. So I missed out on the mountain, lakeside and salt & pepper farm that the others ventured to. 

I did however feel good enough in the evening to do a firefly boat tour and was able to catch up with these guys!

   

 

Angkor Wat – Siem Reap

  Angkor what is truly amazing. You could get lost for days around the site, it’s huge! I went a few times, on my first day a group of us went to see the impressive Angkor temple and then Ta Prohm the temple where Tomb Raider was filmed. 

 The second day I hired a bike and cycled from siem reap to the Angkor site and then peddled around a bit. It was so hot and quite hard but the long trip was quite rewarding! 

On the 3rd day I went to Byon temple with all the beautifully carved faces! I think I preferred it to Angkor Wat. You could get lost around the site whilst exploring. 

Siem Reap

I loved Siem Reap. It was a beautiful old city with plenty to do and see. I rented a bike for a couple of days and cycled around taking in all the sites.

I also went to the acrobatic circus one evening which was absolutely amazing. A really inspiring social enterprise that’s come out of the town Battambang. 

Whilst I was here I met some truly amazing people that’s I’ve kept bumping into along the way. In fact I liked the place so much that when I got on a bus to leave it broke down and I found myself on the way back to Siem Reap where I stayed an extra night instead of getting on the replacement bus. 

When I actually got round to leaving I took a double bed night bus, which was the strangest experience ever. And I shared it with Rob my spoon for the evening.