Living and travelling in Southeast Asia for years and never been to Angkor Wat? In 2007 I decided it was time and took a bus. However the place was overrun with lively tourists. It is big business, the abundance of smart hotels in Siem Reap gives testimony to this. The ruins of course are stunning. I went around on a bicycle. Then I continued overland to Phnom Penh and on to Saigon in Vietnam, where a young friend took care of me. Contrary to Cambodia Vietnam is bustling with energy. I went north by bus and stopped over at the usual destinations, ending in aggressive Hanoi.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 2007
Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 2007