If you have two weeks of PTO (personal time off) at work this year and you yearn for that all encompassing, exotic destination, then go straight to the HR lady/man/website and put in for vacation to Cambodia. Don’t wait. Go to Cambodia and be greeted with an enthusiastic “hello!” from its friendly people.
Cambodia has it all.
Nightlife, bustle, vice in Phnom Penh.
Sobering recent history of Khmer Rouge with the Killing Fields and the Tuol Seng Genocide Museum.
Rich ancient history and beauty of Angkor Wat.
Night market shopping and cajoling with other travelers after dark in Siem Reap.
Unspoiled, under developed, hippyish and oh so perfect Otres Beach
Island hopping without all the tourist fuss of Thailand.
Bucolic countryside around Battambang.
The French colonial architectural legacy throughout.
And maybe the nicest thing about Cambodia is its smile. Its many, many smiles.
I loved my time in Cambodia. What a gem. Been there, done that, got the tank top.