Happy Travel Tuesday!
I am currently in the mountains of the Czech Republic, working at an English camp, so I grabbed one of my first posts from the archives for you. Four years ago now, my cousin and I went on a giant graduation trip to Southeast Asia. We visited South Korea, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam in a whirlwind 2 months. This post is from a rural area of Cambodia we visited on a whim.
Enjoy, and I’ll see you next week!
When most people think of Cambodia, they think of Angkor Wat, which IS amazing and should certainly not be missed. However, during my sojourn to Southeast Asia with my cousin, we found ourselves burnt out after the temples of Angkor. Although I found Cambodia to be beautiful and exotic, as one of the poorest countries in the world, the poverty, land-mind victims and mournful children can be hard on the heart (as a fellow traveler on the road said).
So, after the bustle of Siem Reap (the city near Angkor Wat), we traveled to Ratanakiri Province, located in the rural Northeast of the country. While very impoverished, it was so beautiful–we saw waterfalls, elephants, mountains and crater lakes, all marred by the Red Dust of the Ratanakiri (which permanently stained most of my clothes and my backpack, so take heed). It was here that we were able to rent our very own motorcycle. Although I never drove (I can barely handle my mountain bike) it was an exciting way to see the countryside, and the perfect reminder to keep looking for the beauty even when traveling takes its toll.
This week I am featuring Tina from Girl Meets Globe and her post about her anniversary trip to Portugal! I love finding new destinations through Travel Tuesday, and I’m so happy Tina posted about Portugal. Portugal doesn’t get a lot of press, but I think it is starting to, and from Tina’s post, this press is well-deserved! The views are breathtaking and the architecture is so unique. Thank you for sharing, Tina!
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