A few years ago we had the pleasure of meeting a tuk tuk driver in Cambodia named Khavi. He says tuk tuk driver with his head hung low.
We’ve seen a lot of amazing ruins of the world. But as I go through all that there is yet to see I find that we have barely scratched the surface. We have yet to see Easter Island, Stonehenge or The Acropolis and we may never see any of the great structures of Afghanistan or Iraq. However [...]
Angkor Wat in Cambodia was a place of distant wonder for us back in 2000. People told us about khmer ruins in the jungle, but we never thought we would never get there. It was 3 years later when we came back to this part of the world and truly explored the countries of the region that we made it to these fabled temples.
Have you been to Cambodia? It probably doesn’t matter if you have or not — it’s likely that if you’ve traveled far or to lesser developed places in the world you’ve come face to face with a sweet eyed child selling you postcards, asking for money, or just roaming about looking underfed. Today is a beautiful guest post from Pam Mandel. We have known that the Travel Blogging Community has big hearts and Passports with Purpose let’s all of us see just how big they can grow. A wonderful group of people have gotten together to help raise funds for American Assistance for Cambodia. It builds schools in rural Cambodia.
Angkor Wat is definitely the star attraction of the country, but once we had our fill of temples, it was time to head to the country’s capitol Phnom Penh. Being let off at a bus station just out of town, was a little overwhelming with the amount of touts vying for our business.
Angkor Wat was certainly one of the most impressive structures on the planet and we were privileged to have seen her. I will never forget driving up to the complex and seeing Angkor Wat standing proudly over the water.