Secrets of Cambodia
Get up early and you'll find enchantment in Cambodia. Later on its too hot to walk or bike around so be a local and rest in the shade. I've been here 5 weeks and I noticed that I just extended my visa. This country has stolen my heart. Angkor Wat is right down the road, Phnom Penh, Kep, Kampot and Otres Beach were all highlights of this trip. I travel 100% of the time so when I find something I love I tell every one.
My favorite moment of Cambodia was riding my bike on Christmas Eve morning at 4:30AM to Ta Prohm, the temple in Angkor Wat with the trees growing out of the stones. I was the only one there. The birds sounded ethereal as they cawed to one another, the jungle whispered with the leaves of the mighty trees rustling over my head and the golden light radiated from the sun as it rose in the branches. And there in front of me was the temple with the gigantic tree growing out of it - no one was there except for the 2 new friends I made that morning from Canada. We all shot photos and jumped over the rope barricade to embrace this wonderful monument. I'll never forget that Christmas Eve. BTW my next issue of Vagabond, my online magazine on the iTunes store features Cambodia if you want to take a look.