Goodby Cambodia. Some leaving points.

Howdy y’all,

Well today I leave Cambodia bound for Thailand once again. I have been in the country 2 weeks and it certainly has been an experience.

Things I have noticed in Cambodia:
1. The lack of street lights. And outside the cities it is scarily dark, with a lot of wildlife crowing around.
2. The lack of traffic lights and road rules. Pull out and assume someone will stop or swerve around you. Beep your horn to let someone is about to overtake you.
3. It rains a lot in wet season and is still hot and stuffy.
4. Angkor Wat was truly one of the 7 wonders of the world.
5. There are way too many Tuk Tuk drivers for customers, at least in low season. If I said no to the bloke in front of you, why would I want one literally 5 seconds later.
5. As above for foot massages, pedicures and manicures
6. There are plenty of French around, not surprising since it WAS a French colony.
7. Cambodia is a fast developing country, with a lot of foreign investment pouring in especially from the Chinese.
9. The Khmer people have been through a lot with the Khmer Rouge and you can sometimes feel it in the air.
10. The killing fields and S-21 prison was a sad reminder of ever present evil in life.
11. The beaches are lovely and relatively untouched although i can’t see that staying like this for long.
12. I sometimes got a real wild west feeling and a eclectic mix of ex pats doing business, working and holidaying.
13. There are a lot of French here.
14. The roads are terrible.
What I liked:
1. It’s cheap.
2. Meeting the locals.
3. The beaches and rivers.

Some points I did not like
1. Being threatened at the bus stop and then riding dark streets to get to Otres beach, not knowing where I was and not knowing who was behind me.
2. Being asked every second for a Tuk Tuk or a massage. No money no honey.
3. The Killing fields (It’s a bit depressing but needed to be done).

All in all a cool experience.

Ta Prohm (Lara Croft Temple), Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

Ta Prohm (Lara Croft Temple), Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

Back to Bangkok now for more Thailand fun.

Until next time, see you in Bangkok.
Elton.

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