Cambodia

Angkor Wat, undergoing some construction in the background.
Angkor Wat, undergoing some construction in the background.

Cambodia was an interesting country to travel in, home to some of the poorest locals that I met in my travels, but also home to some of the richest landscapes and beautiful temples. If you want to momentarily forget that you are not actually living Tomb Raider, the temples around Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the place to go.

Man vs. Nature on display
Man vs. Nature on display

The food in Cambodia was also some of the most exotic that I have ever tried. It was also┬ádirt cheap, and grand feasts could be had for about $5 US dollars. Stomach, tongue, brains, and intestines of animals, as well as one item on the menu simply called “Inside Stuffs”. Naturally I had to try this delicacy although I’m still not exactly sure where all of these inside stuffs came from. Topped with some fried ants it was delicious.

The crumbling remains of Preah Khan
The crumbling remains of Preah Khan

Spending time walking among the temple system was incredibly relaxing even though the temperature was scorching. It is unlike anything else to sit atop a thousand year old temple and watch the sun set in the distance.

Elephants - a common sight among the temples
Elephants – a common sight among the temples

After exploring much of the temples, it was also fun to visit a small rural village, browse the huge night markets, and spend time relaxing by the pool.

Feeling like Tomb Raider
Feeling like Tomb Raider

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