At the ripe age of fifteen, I learned about the (rough) history of the world. That’s when I formed my bucket list featuring Angkor Wat. However, my parents weren’t exactly thrilled about me traveling Southeast Asia alone after high school. So, I put Angkor on the backburner. Then, I moved to Bangkok and booked my ticket to Cambodia with one of my closest friends. Here are a few snippets of our time there–it was filled with history, art, and many western tourists.
Right, so sometimes you have a holiday where you did and saw multiple things and you cannot wait to gush about it to all of your friends. Other times, you have a holiday where you did a whole lot of nothing and just enjoyed it in the moment. You recall it fondly and wish you were still there. This is the latter, so I won’t ruin the beauty of these places with my (semi) inane thoughts and musings.
If you’ve ever picked up a Thailand travel guide or conducted a cheeky Google search of the country, you’ve seen the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Awake at 5am on a Sunday, I wasn’t completely lucid when I was shuffled off the 2 hour shuttle journey from Bangkok and onto a speedboat to take us to the market. I kind of went where I was told and trusted the smiling, chipper tour guide.