Ever since Angelina Jolie swung through temple ruins in Cambodia as Lara Croft, Tomb Raider, the place has been crawling with tourists. Siem Reap, the
town closest to a vast complex of ancient Hindu/Buddhist Temples, is in fact a tourist bubble (with 127 hotels from hostel to ultra luxe) within an
otherwise fearful, unkempt country. Pockets of opulence exist, but visitors should not turn a blind eye to reality in Cambodia. A good tour guide -
or good itinerary - will show you everything. Read More
I refer to our Cambodia trip as epic because it is only one of two trips I have taken in the last twelve years that has been extended from
my normal weekend trips to an entire week in length. The other was to Turkey to see the total solar eclipse from the Aegean Sea with my son (also epic).
Cambodia is one of the best destinations I have ever visited and if I could go back tomorrow, I would. Today I’ll focus on Angkor Wat, the bucket list
gem of Cambodia, and the surrounding area. In Part II, I will continue with our experiences in the capital city, Phnom Penh. Read More