Cambodia has a sad but fascinating past; it’s an enchanting country to visit. One day you can be exploring the famous Angkor Wat, the next staying with a family on a floating raft house. Cambodia is a lot less untouched that Thailand and Vietnam so go now!
My first taste of Cambodia was around 10 years ago when I travelled across Asia to experience the mighty Angkor Wat. I hired a tuk tuk and driver and whizzed through the temples in the intense heat taking in the magnificent glory until being treated to a wonderful sunset behind the wat. Phnom Penh with its chequered history is just as interesting and although harrowing at times it is also inspiring how the country and people remain so positive and friendly. I was lucky enough to travel back to Cambodia last year, this time also taking in the Cardomon mountains and the stunning islands off the South coast, which rival Thailand’s beaches any day.
I was lucky enough to experience Cambodia on my South-East-Asia 7 month stretch in 2015. I spent 4 weeks exploring this fascinating country, ambling through Angkor Wat, discovering un-touched ruins that have only been discovered in recent years, eating the best crab I have ever tasted in Kep before heading into the middle of the country for an overnight Homestay by the Tonle-Sap Lake, just before heading to Phnom Penh to end my Cambodian dreams there! Cambodia is full of ups and downs with a truly sad history of events that left behind some of the most caring people I have ever met.
As part of her Cambodia trip Jo went to visit the local project we support, The Cambodia Dutch Foundation and taught an English lesson to the children.
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