We flew into Bangkok. This trip repeatedly reminded me that I am not a city person, and Bangkok was, well…a big ass city. Kristen and I spent three days in Bangkok then made our way to the Cambodia border.
This is the only photo I took in Bangkok before heading for the border.
Okay, the next three photos are for the skateboarders. Everyone else can skip over this part.
Holy SHIT! I found this spot at the Thailand/Cambodia border. It’s never been skated. I didn’t bring a board on this trip and at this point hadn’t skated in over a month.
This is probably one of the best spots in the world.
These little ledges surrounded the spot on all sides.
After an exhausting first few days in Thailand, Cambodia offered no refuge. Our naivety and trusting nature were immediately taken advantage of. Day one we lost about $160 on a transaction gone bad. Unfortunately, we found that we had to assume we could trust no one. This was very emotionally exhausting for both of us because it is so against our natural way of thinking.
The women in Cambodia wear Pajamas all day every day.
We took a long ride down to the southern coast by way of several share taxis. They would cram as many people as humanly possible into these things. I think at one point we had about 14 people and some chicken inside of, hanging onto, and on top of a station wagon.
After about the fourth day we started to get a feel for Cambodia and were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. We had to stay clear of the touristy areas. They were just too overwhelming.
Kampot was a small fishing village along the southern coast. We spend a couple days there.
We rented a moto and hit the road. We hit up a couple of caves along the way. Above these kids (our tour guides) there is a huge piece of rock that just seems to be hovering there. They said they don’t know how it is there, but it will fall one day… hopefully not today.
In the fishing villages and farming areas the people were really nice. We felt at ease for the most part.
Lonely planet was our best friend.
Farming along the mighty Mekong River.
More from Cambodia soon.