Happy Hump Day Lovies! I’ve been Cambodia crazed lately, looking into things to see and do while I’m there in November. I was recently invited there to visit and volunteer but the planner in me won’t let me finalize my trip until I’m more familiar with the Kingdom of Cambodia.
I’ve been devouring every blog post and itinerary list I can find on Cambodia. I’ve already decided to wake up at the crack of dawn to see Angkor Wat at sunrise. If I can’t drag myself out of bed, the place doesn’t look bad at sunset either. Besides all of the history, Siem Reap has to offer, it also seems to be the place to partay!
Some of the images depicting how nature has started overtaking the manmade structure are one of the things that draw me to Angkor Wat.
I’ll start in the Country’s capital, Phnom Penh. A visit to Oudong , the ancient capital of Cambodia is on my growing list of things to do.
I’m most looking forward to volunteering with children. I love kids and have worked as a nanny for many years. I’ve always felt that kids force you to be in the NOW. To be present and that’s something that many adults struggle with, myself included. I’m constantly thinking about what’s happening tomorrow, next week, next year. I can’t wait to gain some perspective through volunteering.
I’m on the fence about visiting the Killing Fields. I’m pretty emo and already know that I’ll be a blubbering, crying mess the entire time. However, a few of my friends put it high on their must-see list. It reminds me of my visit to Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany. It was overwhelming and I was super emotional the entire time. Yet, I don’t regret it and would suggest it for anyone visiting Germany.
Have you visited Cambodia? What did you think? What’s your opinion on “Dark Tourism”? Have you heard of it? Would you visit the Cambodia’s Killing Fields?