The Rucksack To Cambodia

Two years ago, my friend and I traveled to Cambodia by bus from Thailand. I wouldn’t recommend that you take this route as we were ROYALLY SCAMMED at the Cambodian border of Poipet. So, if I were you, I’d take the Vietnam – Cambodia – Thailand route. Okay?

To continue, my friend and I stayed in 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:

The Cambodian Border

The view from our taxi…

Me and the colossal temple…

Inside Angkor Wat

Pub or Bar St. is the place to be at night when you’re in Siem Reap.

Pub St @ Siem Reap

Phnom Penh from a tuktuk…

Phnom Penh

Mass graves at the Killing Fields…it was a very heartbreaking experience.

The Killing Fields

May the victims of the genocide rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families. Peace on earth!

6 thoughts on “The Rucksack To Cambodia

  1. You empathy is deep. You are blessed! I like the way you connect to other Asian culture. It is also very much our culture. Malalim ang pagkakapwa mo.

  2. I always like reading about peoples travels through Cambodia but there is so much more to the country than just Phnom Penh. So any potential visitors don’t just stop there.

    Beaches in the South, Dolphins in Kratie, Elephants in Sen Monorom and did you know there are Gibbons in Ban Lung!!!!!

    Let the adventures begin.

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