“and we love it. we’ve started reading quite a collection of books of personal accounts of where we’ve been travelling through so we’ve enjoyed seeing it firsthand a lot more. and cambodia fits in that category, though all the readings have to do with war, killing, sex, drugs, and guns. so not the most plesant of subjects, but it’s amazing to see the country and meet the people who live here. cambodia by far has been our favorite people – well right up there with the balinese.
phnom penh was the city of contradiction, fancy in town, surrounded by ‘killing fields’ outside, and by far the most poverty or rather ‘gap’ we’ve seen. coming over to siem reap, your surrounded by beautiful ancient temples and the nicest people. we stayed for 5 or 6 days, enjoying all of it. we did 3 days (well I did, jeff’s toe hurt so he was out one day, and cynthia and my mom skipped out on the third day) of angkor wat. lots to see there. the sad part is there is no recorded history about this ancient palace and city so everyone is guessing with different theories and what nots. still an amazing site, right up there with machu pichu.
back to the people…beautiful. dark skin, big eyes and the biggest smiles around. it’s no wonder angelina jolie adopted one. the kids are darling, its so hard to say no to all the ones in the park selling bracelets, flutes, you name it. and our guesthouse was filled with hilarious guys working. passing jokes, telling stories, all of it so fun.
now we’re in bangkok heading south to krabi. late for the plane so gotta run!