Millions of tourists visit Angkor Wat each year. In fact, in 2014 UNESCO expected the site to attract four million visitors. Hence I didn’t imagine to have some lonely minutes in the temple area when I went there in March 2015. Yet I had.
As I already mentioned in one of my earlier posts I recently visited Cambodia. Here’s a glimpse of what it’s like to travel by bus from Siem Reap to the capital Phnom Penh. The trip took approximately eight hours; but don’t worry, you get to watch the short version:
This photo marks the start of my four weeks journey through Cambodia and Vietnam in March 2015. I traveled from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, went by boat on the Mekong River, visited Ho-Chi-Minh-City, headed north along the coastline, did some trekking in the highlands of Dalat and Sapa, saw the rocks of the well known Ha Long Bay, and finally arrived in Hanoi.
I think we all remember one or the other movie scene in which a couple drives in a carriage through Central Park, New York. Everything is so romantic, flowers are everywhere or at least somewhere on the screen, sugary classical music must not be missed – well, you can imagine what I have in mind. Now guess what: there’s a chance of about 0,1 per cent that this will ever happen to you in real life.