Two years ago, my friend and I traveled to Cambodia by bus from Thailand. I documented our experience at the border and I thank Manila Bulletin online for publishing it. If you’re planning to take the bus from Thailand to the Cambodian border, you might want to read this.
My friend and I stayed at Siem Reap and Phnom Penh (the capital). Overall, it was a great experience. Siem Reap is awesome! All the temples are breathtaking and the night scene is full of energy! Phnom Penh can be very depressing because it is the site of Polpot’s bloody regime. Yet, it has some surprises. You can hang out at local pubs and watch Muay Thai with the locals. There’s also a Starbucks in Phnom Penh!
Here are a few memorable photos from that trip:
Me and the colossal temple…
Pub or Bar St. is the place to be at night when you’re in Siem Reap.
Phnom Penh from a tuktuk…
Mass graves at the Killing Fields…it was a very heartbreaking experience.
May the victims of the genocide rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families. Peace on earth!