So this past holiday season, you may have seen on our ArchaeoVenturers social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), that I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit some friends of mine who had moved literally halfway around the world from good ole' Washington D.C. (14, 392 km in fact!) to a part of the world that I had never visited before- Southeast Asia, specifically the capital of Cambodia- Phnom Penh. The Kingdom of Cambodia, once known as the Khmer Empire, saw independence from the French in 1953. Today, one of their largest sources of income has become the tourism industry. Who needs a better excuse to visit friends when you have a warm bed and Cambodian iced coffee on the other end!? If you want to visit a foreign land, my best advice would be to visit with people who are or have become locals- you meet and see things that tourists never get to experience, and luckily, such was the case here!
An ArchaeoVenture to Cambodia: Chapter 2 on YouTube
An ArchaeoVenture to Cambodia: Chapter 3 on YouTube
An ArchaeoVenture to Vietnam: Chapter 4 on YouTube
|That's right, a Hello Kitty telephone in Taipei airport|
|First SE Asia selfie! Running from the airport in Phnom Penh to a 6 hour taxi ride to Siem Reap aka Angkor!|
|Half way stop on a local river to stretch our legs! Comfy travel fashion all the way!|