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Holiday In Cambodia

Scott - Heading to Cambodia seemed to be just like every story ive heard. So I was not disapointed. We were first almost brought into a scam. The thai transport/visa officials requested that we go in a taxi all the way from the border to Siem Riep, even though we had already paid for the bus. "You should'nt do this, road bumpy! Take to long taxi better! Bus is late!" So we didn't buy it. Luckly, I think, the bus was right on time and we were in the city within 3 hours after the border run. Siem Riep was a bit smaller than I had expected, but it was very nice. Alot of tourism however, but sometimes thats good for meeting people with similar interests. And we did, people who like to drink beer, and lots of it. For 50 cents a beer it was a fun time! We got to go to the Angkor Temples 3 days in a row because that was what our attention was focused on for our time in Siem Riep. I was awestruck, the temples were massive! A strange chill of timeless history intensely roared up my spine when I first set eyes on Angkor Wat. What a place! Its like a massive ancient jungle gym! There were plenty of temples to explore and to get some good photos of. The best of which came from the temple that was overtaken by huge trees, with roots that swallowed up the ancient construction. Also, the sunrise at 6 am was amazing, however it looked better on my camera than it did while there, weird. After we were finished with Siem Riep we headed to Phnom Phen... haha, a very funny story... ask me if you want to hear it. We went through the Cambodian country side, the real sites and the real people. At this moment I was thinking how lucky I was to be a Canadian and born into opportunity and potential. Some of these people have nothing and I feel guilty to have what feels like everything. That bus ride really opened my eyes, something was triggered from the raw beauty of the Cambodian country side, it could have also been intensified because I was listning to Santana - Abraxas an intense concoction of visual and audio sensory. Now here I am in Phnom Phen about to head to Vietnam!

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Posted by SSH19 08:29

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